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View Poll Results: Is your dash cracked? If so what gen?
Yes, Gen 1 (1993 and previous) 1 0.31%
Yes, Gen 2 (1994-2001) 100 30.86%
Yes, Gen 3 (2002-2008) 84 25.93%
Yes, Gen 4 (2009-present) <- I sure would hope not...haha 5 1.54%
Nope. Mine's still intact. 134 41.36%
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:06 AM
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USE LEATHER CONDITIONER .... i know you might think its slippery...BUT i use in on my 03 mustang and it still looks perfect! The slippery goes away in acouple of days
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i had two trucks with cracked dashes so do get 2 votes?
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Bought my truck with a few cracks in it... and now(6-8 Months later) The dash is almost completly gone... 2ND Gen 2001 RAM ... Wish i had the money to replace it
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Yes. Gen 2. Looks like Wolverine four wheelin' and there was nothing to hold onto.
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Default Cause of dashboard cracking

Below is a direct quote regarding why dashboards crack over time and is the reason I put the sunshade up when I'm parked for any lengthy period of time in warm weather.

"...Carl Beck, engineer/scientist in the Aerospace industry says: "1. Ultra Violet light, depending on its wavelength, is in fact ionizing radiation. It can dissassociate and even ionize molecules. "2. If the damage to the dash parts is "cracks" it is probably from heat, (which couses outgassing or drying). If it is "powdering of the surface" it may be >from UV light. Even material with a very high absorption coefficient transmits a small amount of UV light. A very bright UV source (the sun) over a very long time can cause damage through a car window. "3. The UV from the sun is sufficiently intense and energetic to cause blindness in a fairly short time (staring directly into the sun for 10 minutes). The sunglasses are to protect the retina from UV light." So we can conclude that the cause of the dashboard cracking is [drum roll please]... THE SUN! So for an uncracked dash to stay that way, it must be protected from the sun"
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85 -no
97- yes - did not happen until 2003
2008 - in 4 years no
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Well touch wood, I have not had any issues... I was just speaking to my buddy and he has a gen 2 and it's been good so far... No signs of any cracking......
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I had a split appear one day in my 2011 SLT while it was parked at work. Stopped in at the dealer on my way home. My guy took some picks 3 weeks later Chrysler called me directly apologizing for my troubles told me they would have the part shipped to my dealer right away and to leave it with them all day as they where giving my a free detailing, oil change, tire rotation, break job and clear coat. I thanked them and 1 week later (because I was busy) I had everything factory fresh literally
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If my 2010 had a cracked dash.... oooh man I dont want to think about it lol. All good here!
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my 02 was cracked in 2 places, my 06 is not.....
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