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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
112,000 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. repair and repaint (3 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 022011

Ram 1500 ST 3.9L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles


Hard to believe that modern paint only lasts around 10 years and you can look at vehicles painted in the 70s and the paint looks better on the 40 year old cars than vehicles only 15 years old!

- , Montgomery, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 132010

Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 128,000 miles

When I bought the truck over the winter I didn't know the rust was as bad as it looked. I brought it to Maaco and they painted it black for a good price, but the stock paint on dodge ram trucks really does stink since I noticed that my truck isn't the only one with the same problem.

- , Lavallette, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 012001

Ram 1500 SLT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

I am the original owner of this truck. After about 5 years, the paint started peeling everywhere, the roof, hood doors and bed. The truck runs great and I love it, but it looks like sh*t.

- , Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 012009

Ram 1500 4x4 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

The paint has pealed off the side of the bed and the roof. On the roof it has caused it to start rusting. Its an eye sore and embarassing to drive. The paint is so thin you can see primer through the paint. The truck was very well takin care of untill this happened. Its like the paint has washed off.

- , Spartanburg, SC, USA

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