I don't know if this will help you but I am going to give it a try. I experienced the same problems that all you are having with the dashboards on the 2001 Dodge Ram trucks cracking. I went to my local dealer ship to get some estimates on replacing the dashboard. My 2001 Dodge RAM 1500 5.9L has 196,000 mi. on it this year. So it is definitely out of warranty. The dealership quoted me $1,400 for parts and labor to repair the dashboard. You can imagine what I told them. With all the phone calls back and forth I ended up befriending one of the service reps. She gave me some inside information on this problem. There is a class action lawsuit against Dodge. She instructed me on calling the 1-800 number and asking for help due to the fact, that there is a class-action lawsuit. After getting Dodge corporate involved. Which was not easy!!!! They came up with a good-faith cost totaling $300.00. Even though they (DODGE) should have paid the whole expense I thought it was reasonable. If you're persistent and do not take no for an answer. They quite possibly could work the same deal for you.
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