I own a 2001 and the dash is cracked. Dodge of course will not recognize their failures and that pretty much explains why they are at the BOTTOM where they will always remain!
I did find this website that offers an ABS cap.(http://www.dashcoversplus.com/site/1427228/product/PLASTICdashcover) They have a video on how to install-klooks pretty simple and is priced at about $120 including shipping but of course that varies with location.
DO NOT purchase a dodge replacement dashboard!! It's $800 and made of the same garbage your original cracked dash is made of!! It will do it again!
Here's what I know... there are so many complaints that Dodge is being forced to take responsibility by means of PR
and the media if nothing else! I have heard of no Class Action Suits which basically aren't worth squat unless you're the plaintiff attorney, then you have potential of lining your pockets however, the victims will get pennies! I do know that the news media had an entire story and basically embarrassed Dodge and their future sales potential. It has been rumored that Dodge is considering taking some form of responsibility but nothing etched in stone as of yet!
I have owned Dodges on and off since the late 60's and nothing has changed about Dodge! They are still at the bottom of their industry and will always remain there until they get management that knows something about product and conducting repeat business! They have always had the "we don't give a rats behind" attitude which explains why they're at the bottom of the pile of garbage!
I would like to know if this is a southern heat issue or is it pretty much nationwide Dodge quality? Anyone know the answer?