Dodge Ram 1500 Problems

Water Leak Due to Faulty Rear Window Seal on Dodge Ram 1500

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

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Average mileage: 71,015 (0–226,000)
11 model years affected: 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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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.
Water leaking through the rear sliding window and stained my seats. How do I fix the leak and is there a issue with mold from the water?
My truck is a 2014 crew cab with a solid (non slider) back glass. It's 14 months old, this is the 4th time I've found a coi pond in the wells under the back seat, but this time it also soaked the driver side seat bottom in the back. I have talked about it with the dealer, they shrugged it off.....told me I'd need to make an appt. and leave it for testing.....this is insane. This is my 11th Dodge truck over 26 years, and I've never experienced anything like this with my others, the most recent being a 2012 quad. If I find a cure, I'll update, but judging from the large number of reports of this problem I've found, it looks like there is no fix......I have a $30K box of junk.
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.
I have a 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 and had a thunderstorm come through yesterday. I got to my truck after the rain and realized my back seat was soaked and water drops on the inside by the back window. I have a fixed back window.
When ever it rains, I find a puddle of water in the storage compartments under the back seat.
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.
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.
Actually I have a 2015 Ram 1500. It was in the shop for 2 weeks. They said they replaced the rear window seal. 2 days later, it's still leaking. It has been in their shop for a week now. Supposedly they are replacing the firewall exhausters this time. I can't help but to believe that it's still a seal problem since the latest water was coming from the rear seatbelt compartment. Any suggestions??
The seal around the break light on the cab get saturated with water. It appears that there is no rubber gasket between the cab and the light cover. so my under seat storage in the back is now filled with water. Washington state is a terrible place to have a leak.
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.
My 07 Ram quad cab also leaked around the back window. Glass shops all said it was common for Rams. Bc I bought it used, I had no recourse. I used silicone sealant, and a drinking straw to get the sealant all the way in. Ran it across the entire top length of window and never had any more problems
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.
Took truck back to dealer at about 28000 miles they say they replaced a seal, but the problem reoccured shortly after.