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2001 Dodge Dakota accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 152010


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I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota. When new, I installed a curt manufacturing tow hitch. I take great care of my vehicles. I tow only on rare occasions, probably 6-10 days a year. Recently, I noticed extreme corrosion on the side supports and main tube of the tow hitch. I have no other corrosion of this sort on my vehicle. The sides seem to be corroding in sheets (steel) as if it was a plywood. It is totally unsafe to tow anything while it is in this condition. It needs to be replaced. Curt has a lifetime warrantee. I contacted them and sent pictures. I believe it may be inferior steel or coating from factory. Anyways, they denied my claim. I wanted a replacement. I have original receipt and instructions. I am concerned that others my have this, and if not addressed could lead to a catastrophic towing accident as everything towed connects only to this accessory.

- Reading, MA, USA

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