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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,433 miles

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 262013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


Woke up to a rain filled day. I went out to my truck and entered the vehicle. I looked in the rear before backing up. I noticed that my head liner was soaking wet on both corners of the C post. I put my truck into park and checked the rear of my cab. Not only was my roof liner wet but, the rear seat and floor was fully wet. The water kept coming in throughout the day even when I was driving. The next day I got it checked. I found out the third brake light seal was not working properly. This has now happened to me 5 times in the last 2 years. I have only had this truck for 2yrs 3 months. I am unaware if my seats or carpet have mold or mildew do to this water damage. Please help as I do not want to have a rust or mold in my truck.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #5

Oct 022000

Ram 1500

  • 10,000 miles
Dash cracked on both sides.

- Newport, VT, USA

problem #4

Oct 162010

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
I own a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 crew cab 4X4.the truck came equiped with origional Dodge running boards.within 4 weeks of owning the truck the running boards began to wobble and make excessive noise when driving.the dealers only resolution was to continue to tighten 1 1/2 years later the running boards fell off.all the metal around where the bolt holes used to be fractured to the point of failure.the holes left are now the size of quaters.when the factory rep came down to see this his only answer was they would refund the cost of the running offer to repair or even to extend the rustproofing daughter was almost seriously hurt by this.I know this is not the only truck this happened to.the dealer refused to refund the money unless I sighned a hold harmless.I refused!is this what we pay 40 grand for " I have made numerous complaints to the dealer prior to this happening.what if this fell off while driving ?whos fault would this have been then? what if it killed someone" the metal this is bolting to is too thin to support this constant abuse.

- Seaford, NY, USA

problem #3

Sep 252010

Ram 1500

  • 16,500 miles


We own a 2009 1500 Dodge truck and were stranded in the high desert for well over ten hours up off of highway 377 in northern Arizona we had a flat we proceeded to take the jack that was brand new we were jacking the truck up when the first extension end tore like it was soft metal so we discarded the first extension and proceeded to use the second which also tore so I used the last extension and then the hook that was connected to the jack became twisted and could no longer be used this stranded us in a place that where we could not be located we called roadside emergency service and was told by dispatcher that he had pin pointed us and that they would send out a tow truck but they still couldn't find us with the coordinates that we gave him. So we turned to triple a who we belong to we also called 911. We were told by triple a tow truck driver that we should drive on flat tire to highway 377 if we wanted help so we proceeded to do so and was this tow driver wrong it caused major damage to the truck and it totally stopped running and is now at power Dodge in phoenix AZ. We were finally found by the holbrook sheriff department sergeant price and the navajo dispatcher found us by the coordinates that we provided from our gps which was some time the next morning we are both disabled and did not have our meds until two days later when we got home all because of this defected jack that was provided with truck. Excuse this if it is confusing because I've had my meds but am still confused slightly.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #2

Sep 182009

Ram 1500

  • miles
After doing a basic search I ran into the similar problem regarding the chrome around the shifter. The previous person mentions tinting the windows.....don't worry friend I have "limo tint" a the sun still reflects and will either affect me or my passenger. I thought maybe it was just me but after observing my passenger being blinded and reading this, it assures me that this is definitely a safety hazard and not me just being sensitive.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #1

May 202009

Ram 1500

  • 100 miles
The chrome trim ring around the shifter on the console mounted shifter reflects the sun right back into your eyes during certain times of the day. This is very dangerous to have this glare in your vision. I must cover that area with my hand to block the reflection. I cannot have both of my hands on the steering wheel when this happens. I cannot legally tint my front side windows or the front windshield to lessen the light. This is a dangerous design flaw.

- San Dimas, CA, USA

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