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Have a question to see if anyone else has or had this issue. Here in CA, it's been a major drought, well last night it finally rain and when I got in my truck this morning I grab the pillar to get in and noticed it was wet. Water came out of the mounting holes. Just trying to figure out where the water came in. The head liner didn't appear to be wet. I pulled the pillar off and yes, it had plenty of water in there, but couldn't see where it came from. Truck has never been wreck or the windshield has never been replaced. Anyone else with this issue?
 

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Most likely the windshield. My last truck had a leak in the same area and it was the windshield. It had been replaced earlier but even a factory installed one can have a leak.
 

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I had that happen on my 2013 Laramie with sunroof. There are water drain tubes that run right along side that pillar and down to the outside of the truck. Supposedly it's not just one solid tube running to the outside to drain the water from the sunroof. Mine came loose twice (fixed under warranty). They had to reconnect the drain tubes near that pillar. But since your truck does not have a sunroof, I'm not really sure if drain tubes would be in that area.
 

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Well I found another leak this weekend This could be the source of your water too. I ran my 15 ram thru a touch less car wash with high pressure water spray. After I noticed two small drops on inside of windshield and it felt damp along the inside headliner above them. The ram has no rubber seal across the top, It didn't leak from rain that I noticed but it shouldn't leak ever. Now I could take it back to the dealer and deal with all that but chose to do it myself like I did the leak at the third brake light. So after much research I went with the permatex flowable silicon windshield sealant, ( most parts stores carry it, 5.98 ) this stuff seems to do well, its clear and when applied to the gully ram leaves at the top of the windshield it settled into all the little rough areas to form what I hope is a good seal. Since the gully runs right down to above the pillars on each side that could be where your water is coming from too. I will follow up in a week or so after it has cured and I get back by the car wash. A + is you can't even tell it was done it blended right in.

 

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Nose UP... Or Down ???

Greetings,
my '14 with sun roof has leaked "Nose Up" in my driveway twice. Destroyed the leather back seat covers.

The dealer seems to think it is the 3rd brake light, and has been really nice about the issue. I'm guessing it is a BIG issue... for about the last few years.

But if it happens twice more... then they can replace it via the lemon law.

Other than that... I love my truck. It rocks!
 

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RodRam, thanks for that idea, I sealed 3rd brake light, shark fan. The funny thing is my truck when parked and the leak happened, the truck was at a very slight lean to the right, it was hard for me to believe it was one of those 2. The windshield that you're talking about makes sense. I will do that as well.
 

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Well, I found the windshield permatex sealer and laid a bead along the top of the windshield. That filled the gap between the windshield and frame for sure. I don't see water leaking from there if it ever was. Why do they have such a gap on these windshield there on these trucks? Why not just seal them completely to start with?
 

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I had a factory default in my truck where they left a gap in the weld join inside my front driver side fender. Every time it would rain I would notice that there would be a wet spot on the carpet on the driver side. I took it to the dealership multiple times before they finally found the issue. Water also go into my dash because of this issue and the dealership had to replace a power control module in my dash. I was unable to unlock all my doors, just my driver side door would unlock. Once the module was replaced and the weld gap was sealed everything worked fine.
 

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Same leak here. I've been to dealer 3 times. They've replaced driver side door seals, ensured sunroof drains not clogged, disconnected or pinched and adjusted sunroof to ensure tight fit. Still leaks from driver's side pillar. They have duplicated leak... Dealer says there is an issue with my sunroof drains...water draining from sunroof needs to drain from all 4 drains, if not, the water overflows and leaks into cab via top pillar bolt access hole. In other words, unless my truck is level all the time, there is no fix. Very upset. Such a nice truck. I hate to think of mold growing inside the cab interior due to leak. What steps should I take now?
 

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Same leak here. I've been to dealer 3 times. They've replaced driver side door seals, ensured sunroof drains not clogged, disconnected or pinched and adjusted sunroof to ensure tight fit. Still leaks from driver's side pillar. They have duplicated leak... Dealer says there is an issue with my sunroof drains...water draining from sunroof needs to drain from all 4 drains, if not, the water overflows and leaks into cab via top pillar bolt access hole. In other words, unless my truck is level all the time, there is no fix. Very upset. Such a nice truck. I hate to think of mold growing inside the cab interior due to leak. What steps should I take now?
I'm sorry to hear about this. Please feel free to shoot us a PM with your VIN so we can look into this a bit further.

Kori
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I had a pretty bad leak on the drivers side back corner area. After making an appointment with the shop I looked around and discovered a s eww nearly falling out of the brake light, I tightened it up and so far so good.
 

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I'm sorry to hear about this. Please feel free to shoot us a PM with your VIN so we can look into this a bit further.

Kori
Ram Social Care Specialist
I am unable to send PM since I am too new to forum. Kori:

Thank you for your response. My 2016 Dodge Ram VIN is:
1C6RR7MT3GS247514

North Point Dodge is the service provider.

Please help me with this issue. I love my truck, but am losing faith in it due to this apparent design flaw with the sunroof.
 

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I have a 2012 Laramie. I purchased new in S.C. and got stationed in Arizona. My headliner came loose from the heat. They removed my windshield to install the new headliner. I moved to SO CAL then to VA, where it rains almost weekly, it’s now leaking again! I think the windshield needs pulled and the seal redone. Word of caution, most windshield replacements don’t necessarily replace the seal, tell them to do so. I’m filing a claim with my insurance, I luckily just had a rock chip it.


I also had the break light leak, I pulled it out and RTV'd around it to make a seal. The MFGR seal was just a cheap foam piece... I love my truck and as you know, their pricey, I just wish they would pay more attention to the details. Back in the day, their paint sucked but the powertrain has always been solid, now it’s the seal/trim? Aesthetics quality that is lacking. I hope the new ones are better. Im getting ready to by a 2020 Limited. However, I’m leaning towards stepping away from RAM. After 6 Dodge/RAM trucks it’s a bit hard. It is just disheartening to spend 50K + on a truck and have these issues. The other item you need to look at on 2010-2012 is the air conditioner coil, there have been numerous reports of them leaking, and cracks identified near the welds. Not to mention the infamous Hemi Knock that starts at about 30K from cheap lifters..

Best of luck to you all.
 

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My 2015 is at the dealer right now having this take care of. Water leaking from drivers side pillar grab handle. Originally focused on 3rd break light and front window seal. They ended up finding a TSB on the roof seam strip tested that and found that to be the issue. water would get into that channel and work its way down and out the grab handle screw hole. Parts had been on back order for about 4 weeks, they are in now. Dealer is removing, resealing and installing new roof strips. They had to keep it overnight for the sealant "to cure", crappy jeep compass loaner for me. But hopefully leak free this winter.
 

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I have taken my 2015 Ram longhorn about 3 times and they never found the leak problems on the side pillars. Truck has never been in an accident but yet there is a leak every time it rains. I called the local dealer and they were no help they stated "they do not offer lifetime warranty on the fix" even though the real issue was never solved, you would think that their "fix" would last more than 3 years. Anyways I called Rams 1800 number and they pretty much said the same thing. This isn't my first ram But it might be my last with having no help we get rain every other day here in Houston. There is no sunroof so if anyone can help me out here would greatly appreciate it.
 

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My leak was the roof seam they replaced and resealed the seam strips on the roof and so far so good. We are in fire season here in the North Bay so no rain yet but I have soaked the area good over several washings and no issues
 
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