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Dodge Ram 1500 Water Leak Due to Faulty Rear Window Seal

Dodge Ram 1500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010

Average Mileage: 63,206 mi (17,000 mi - 174,658 mi)


On some models a void in the rear window seal may cause a water leak. Water may be present on or under the carpet. The seal will need to be replaced if that is the source.

  •  Rookie

    Water leaking thru rear window seal and flooded the comparment under the back seat

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  •  Technician

    On my 2004, significant amounts of water would come in after a hard rain and collect under the rear seat. I traced it to the third brake light, instead of the rear window. I removed the third brake light, applied clear silicone caulk, and reinstalled. It stopped the leak completely. I know I may have a hard time removing the lens again if the bulb goes out, but I figured stopping the water was more important.

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  • Visitor, , 45,000 mi

    My 2008 ram 1500 rear window has been leaking for a year and a half. dodge is on their 10th attempt. 5 new windows have been placed in. it seems that whoever made the slider window didn't know how to make a quality window.

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  • Visitor, , 23,000 mi

    Back window leaking again. Complete window replacement 2 yrs ago and now leaking again. Dodge refuses to admit that there is a serious design flaw. My next truck either won't have a sliding glass back window section or won't be a Dodge.

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  • Any time it rains or I wash my truck water comes in the very back window around the middle

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  • My 08 has leaked since I had it. Bought brand new in 07 6 month after buying I noticed under the back set was wet. Took it to the Dodge dealer I purchased from, they said it was fixed. Well not fixed. I complained every service visit. Now window floods under back set. Deal would not cover new window. But was nice enough to tell me that I could bust my back window and fill it on my insurance. So not right. Dodg r company should stand behind their products.

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  • Visitor, , 84,000 mi

    Water wets carpet under the rt rear seat. A dripping sound can be heard while drivivg in rain. I have an electric sliding back window.

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  • Visitor, , 35,000 mi

    Took truck back to dealer at about 28000 miles they say they replaced a seal, but the problem reoccured shortly after.

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  • Visitor, , 50,000 mi

    dodge replaced window at 50,000. They first sealed it, didn't work. The third trip back they finally replaced it. It still leaks, Dodge will not do anything about it now. I have 104,000 and carpet gets soaked with puddle of water in back. now there is mold starting to form.

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  • Visitor, , 35,000 mi

    I have a 2013 Dodge Ram 4 door. After soaking rain this weekend noticed water had come in either through the back windshield or the 3rd brake light. Scheduled to have Dodge rep look at the problem and fix it on Monday. After reading all the issues on this site has anyone asked about seat and or inside roof replacement? I am concerned about mold and the back part of the inside roof being damaged.

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