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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
72,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new paint job (2 reports)
2001 Dodge Dakota body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012009

Dakota SLT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles


In 2009 the truck started with a little white area around the windows and two streaks on the hood. Took it to a paint repair shop and paid $500 to paint these areas. Now the other windows (rear), the roof of the cab, along the back window and bed of the truck around the wheel well are fading and the whole truck needs to be repainted. Who knows how much that's gonna cost me. Common Dodge...make good on your product and have some heart...these trucks are costing a fortune and mechanically they are horribly made. There should be a law against this type of workmanship.

- , San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

May 032007

(reported on)

Dakota Sport 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles

It is most embarrassing to have that beautiful red paint job look so disgustingly ugly in front of the whole world. It happened right after the warranty was up. Is there any recourse with chrysler?

- , Dana Point, CA, USA

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