My 2003 has rust. I had chrome wheel well covers put on by the dodge
dealership where I bought the truck new. Also had moulded dodge mud flaps
put on.Put these on to protect the truck from stone chips.
Just a couple weeks ago, I took of the flaps off to clean them. Some sand
got trapped inside the flaps and washed them.
Then I decided to take the chrome wheel well covers of to see if anything
Found the paint was bubbling and peeling in two spots. About the size of a
silver dollar. Where the holes were drilled to fasten the mouldings, the
paint around them was rusting.
My local dodge dealer (who didn't sell me the truck) took pictures of this
and sent them out to the area rep.
They tell me on Thursday, that Dodge will not fix the rust. Its not the
fault of the truck. The installation of accessories is not covered. So who
ever drilled the holes to install the guards will have to cover the problem.
Had two estimates to have the four fenders pained about $1300.
Now the shop foreman, where I bought my truck at Dodge City in Saskatoon, is
going to talk to the same area rep.
I know Dodge will tell him its not the trucks fault, that the holes should
never been drilled.
Question is: Dodge sells these mouldings through parts so how are you
suppose to install them, screws come with them.
Anyhow I know I'm going to be stuck with the painting. Got to get it fixed,
can not have it get worse. I'm going to get the truck painted even if I have
to pay for it.
So, anybody out there, don't put those moulding on. Salt and sand gets
between them and the paint.
Friday, went out and drove a 2005 ford F250, crewcab. Very nice riding
truck. Might have to go Monday and price it out.
Dodge has really disappointed me, after 5 dodge trucks, maybe time to