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It's been warm here in PA last couple of days. I broke out the green masking tape, and with my wife's two good ears seem to have traced the majority of the wind noise to a passenger side window seal and a door seal. Clear sloppy fit of the window seal, but door seal looks ok so speculate maybe it's not compressing enough. When my wife forcibly held the door more tightly closed the noise was reduced. To me, that's a latch/striker adjustment. Will leave all to dealer, but will bring the tape with me and ride with the SM.
Hi geotex1,
Please send us a private message if you would like any additional assistance while your truck is at the dealer. We're happy to help out with this process.
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I picked up my truck with new mirrors. Hasn't been windy so I can't say for sure, but I had it just over 90 and heard just a snippet of a whistle. We'll check at normal speed on a windy day. But... I think my mirrors have a different design. I think the mirror is smaller and there's more housing on the outside edge. I don't have a before picture, and just realized that's where I think the difference is. Anyone with an early build limited wanna compare mirror pics? I bought mine in May.
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Like this?? This is my truck and a video i uploaded to youtube..
I had the air leak/wind noise from my pano sunroof. the sunroof would not close tightly against the front weather stripping. When I would push the glass forward when it closed it would seal tightly with no gap or wind noise.

I went through the recalibration process but it did not fix it. I took it in for warranty service and they were able to adjust the glass slightly but enough to fix it and when it closes by itself there is no gap, air leak, wind noise, or water leak. They did it with removing the headliner.

If I were you I would try the recalibration process and if that doesn't work take it in for adjustment.

You can review my thread to see my posted photos and recalibration instructions.

"Wind Noise from Pano Sunroof"

https://5thgenrams.com/community/posts/96376/
 
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I'm considering buying a 2019 Laramie or Limited, but this thread is troublesome and I haven't even starting looking at other complaints. I bought a fairly early production Tesla Model 3 and it has fit and finish issues and wind issues of its own. Before I bought the car I was reading forum posts about various issues with early production Model 3s. I ended up experiencing many of the same issues I read about on the Tesla forums. I'm not sure I want to spend time trying to diagnose RAMs fit and finish issues and then have to battle with a dealer to try to resolve it. Based on the posts in this thread, Tesla seems much more willing to remedy these types of issues and my experience with Tesla was still time consuming and very annoying considering the amount of money spent. Like the Model 3 the new 1500 has all kinds of cool tech, looks and rides great, I'm just going to have to think about this purchase a little more. I will definitely not sign a contract until I have test drove the truck on the highway at 80+. I really hope RAM can resolve these issues at a manufacturing level and fix issues for current owners. Que Orwellian reply by Ram Cares.
 

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I'm considering buying a 2019 Laramie or Limited, but this thread is troublesome and I haven't even starting looking at other complaints. I bought a fairly early production Tesla Model 3 and it has fit and finish issues and wind issues of its own. Before I bought the car I was reading forum posts about various issues with early production Model 3s. I ended up experiencing many of the same issues I read about on the Tesla forums. I'm not sure I want to spend time trying to diagnose RAMs fit and finish issues and then have to battle with a dealer to try to resolve it. Based on the posts in this thread, Tesla seems much more willing to remedy these types of issues and my experience with Tesla was still time consuming and very annoying considering the amount of money spent. Like the Model 3 the new 1500 has all kinds of cool tech, looks and rides great, I'm just going to have to think about this purchase a little more. I will definitely not sign a contract until I have test drove the truck on the highway at 80+. I really hope RAM can resolve these issues at a manufacturing level and fix issues for current owners. Que Orwellian reply by Ram Cares.
I would not get too hung up on the problem issues in this forum.

I have the 2019 Limited 4x4 with Air Suspension, Off Road Group, 12" touch screen, Advanced Safety group, Panoramic sunroof, etc. and everything has been perfect so far except for the wind noise from the sunroof. The sunroof problem was fixed and now everything is perfect. I am very happy I got the pano sunroof, it is huge and my wife and I like lots of light and sunshine - we even have a bigger one in our Lincoln.

Some say the air suspension and the 12" screen can be a problem but having these contributed to why I bought the truck and I believe there aren't a lot of issues and I love the features.

For anyone that doesn't want to take the risk on a first year of a new generation can always buy a beautiful 2018 leftover if they can find one they like.

There are now so many new 2019 Rams out there and only a fraction are having any serious problems. Plus they have been out for a year now so many of the earlier problems are hopefully figured out and taken care of.
 

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I'm considering buying a 2019 Laramie or Limited, but this thread is troublesome and I haven't even starting looking at other complaints. I bought a fairly early production Tesla Model 3 and it has fit and finish issues and wind issues of its own. Before I bought the car I was reading forum posts about various issues with early production Model 3s. I ended up experiencing many of the same issues I read about on the Tesla forums. I'm not sure I want to spend time trying to diagnose RAMs fit and finish issues and then have to battle with a dealer to try to resolve it. Based on the posts in this thread, Tesla seems much more willing to remedy these types of issues and my experience with Tesla was still time consuming and very annoying considering the amount of money spent. Like the Model 3 the new 1500 has all kinds of cool tech, looks and rides great, I'm just going to have to think about this purchase a little more. I will definitely not sign a contract until I have test drove the truck on the highway at 80+. I really hope RAM can resolve these issues at a manufacturing level and fix issues for current owners. Que Orwellian reply by Ram Cares.
I have a loaded Rebel custom ordered in early April and finally built in July. I picked it up in August and only problem has been the squeaky console lid when passenger rests arm on it from front passenger seat. It is very quiet and no wind or water leaks. I would think the percentage of new body 19' Rams with problems is probably quite low. This sight is going to be focused on members with truck problems while hundreds and hundreds of others are reading all the posts looking for accessory ideas etc and thinking how lucky they are with their new truck not having the same problems. It would be interesting to see a survey from 100% of owners of their experience with their own truck. (would never get 100% response though). There are some people in this world that a perfect truck would still cause them to complain about something. (They would kick Cindy Crawford out of bed for eating crackers).....lol :ROFLMAO:
 

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Without reading all 11 pages of this while at work, how many of you have been able to resolve the wind noise issue? Thanks
 

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Without reading all 11 pages of this while at work, how many of you have been able to resolve the wind noise issue? Thanks
There are several sources (and many threads with solutions) of wind noise (sunroof, doors, front vents, rear vents, windows, etc). And without knowing your build and build date it is difficult to determine. For me, noise was coming from rear of cab through the vents. Installing the missing bed to cab seal fixed this for me. This seal was omitted from ~dec 2018 on.
Merely as a friendly suggestion to you and everyone that asks these types of questions...heck, TO EVERYONE participating in this forum, it would be most beneficial to seekers and responders to have your truck build info in your signature.
 
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There are several sources (and many threads with solutions) of wind noise (sunroof, doors, front vents, rear vents, windows, etc). And without knowing your build and build date it is difficult to determine. For me, noise was coming from rear of cab through the vents. Installing the missing bed to cab seal fixed this for me. This seal was omitted from ~dec 2018 on.
Merely as a friendly suggestion to you and everyone that asks these types of questions...heck, TO EVERYONE participating in this forum, it would be most beneficial to seekers and responders to have your truck build info in your signature.
Thanks for your reply. I'm still doing homework and do not currently own a Ram. Glad you were able to eliminate the wind noise in your truck. Was the seal purposely omitted after Dec 2018? Curious since it fixed your issue
 

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Thanks for your reply. I'm still doing homework and do not currently own a Ram. Glad you were able to eliminate the wind noise in your truck. Was the seal purposely omitted after Dec 2018? Curious since it fixed your issue
Not positive it was intentional. Could have been a supplier not keeping with demand and instead of holding up production (again), decided to omit. According to other members here it seems that starting in Dec it was omitted.
I will say, you will see all sorts of issues with these trucks on this site just as you will see issues for every other manufacturer. They are not necessarily the norm. Also, take into consideration that many of the issues you do read about have been in the initial 2019 release. After December , the factory was retooled exclusively for 2019 1500 RAM in which they have addressed a lot of the problems.
For me (my first RAM-ordered and built to my spec.) and many, many others that are RAM owners here, this is one hell of truck to own. I couldn’t be more pleased. I am also tolerant of “bugs and such”...sh** happens sometimes...and they do get corrected.
Enjoy this forum, there is a lot of smart information here. And no matter which brand you chose, there are bound to be some issues that are specific to your truck. Enjoy the ride!
 
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Just got New 2019 Ram Limited and want to get rid of it cause of the noise coming from the back window or behind back passenger seat. Thinking seriously about fighting to get s different ordered cause dealer says that's normal noise. At 1st I thought it was the window , now I think the vents are missing flapper parts or something.....any 1 want a brand new ram ??
I am sure most people know this but those vents are required to keep a constant flow of fresh air (front to back) in the cabin. I would NOT block or think about taping up those holes.

I am also missing the rubber piece as my truck was mfg in 12/2018. Ordered one online and will advise if it helps after I get it installed. I am guessing it will help keep the pressure balanced to prevent those vents from getting sucked open, and to keep some road noise down being that it is a barrier.
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I am sure most people know this but those vents are required to keep a constant flow of fresh air (front to back) in the cabin. I would NOT block or think about taping up those holes.

I am also missing the rubber piece as my truck was mfg in 12/2018. Ordered one online and will advise if it helps after I get it installed. I am guessing it will help keep the pressure balanced to prevent those vents from getting sucked open, and to keep some road noise down being that it is a barrier.
How do i find out if the flapper or camper is missing in mine? I'm about ready to let this noisy thing go.bought it 1/26 and been in the shop 8 or 9 days dealer says it's normal noises, my wife,kid,and I say otherwise . What do I do?
 

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Just got New 2019 Ram Limited and want to get rid of it cause of the noise coming from the back window or behind back passenger seat. Thinking seriously about fighting to get s different ordered cause dealer says that's normal noise. At 1st I thought it was the window , now I think the vents are missing flapper parts or something.....any 1 want a brand new ram ??

how do you chchechchecchchechcheck

How do i find out if the flapper or camper is missing in mine? I'm about ready to let this noisy thing go.bought it 1/26 and been in the shop 8 or 9 days dealer says it's normal noises, my wife,kid,and I say otherwise . What do I do?
Outside between the cab and bed towards the bottom. There are 2 rubber side seals. However, the bottom seal is most likely missing. It attaches to the bottom rim of bed. (There are holes along that accept the seal pins. See photos. Give them the part number and they can order it an install. 10 min job. This worked for me. Or you could order an put on yourself. It’s a $12 part.
If you turn on the recirc, the rear vents will seal.
When I have time I am planning to add some sound deadening sheets to the body panel behind the rear seats as well. The rubber seal did seem to help me and others here. There are many detailed posts here that show.
I also attached steps to take in determining where wind noise is coming from as there are several sources. Give it to your service shop. Sad that we have to do all this for them. Or maybe find another shop?
 

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Outside between the cab and bed towards the bottom. There are 2 rubber side seals. However, the bottom seal is most likely missing. It attaches to the bottom rim of bed. (There are holes along that accept the seal pins. See photos. Give them the part number and they can order it an install. 10 min job. This worked for me. Or you could order an put on yourself. It’s a $12 part.
If you turn on the recirc, the rear vents will seal.
When I have time I am planning to add some sound deadening sheets to the body panel behind the rear seats as well. The rubber seal did seem to help me and others here. There are many detailed posts here that show.
I also attached steps to take in determining where wind noise is coming from as there are several sources. Give it to your service shop. Sad that we have to do all this for them. Or maybe find another shop?
My dealer told me I don't have the mounting points (holes?) for this seal. My truck was built in October of '18 and a crew cab, 5 ft bed and RamBox options.

Has anyone confirmed that newer trucks still have the mounting holes?
 

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My dealer told me I don't have the mounting points (holes?) for this seal. My truck was built in October of '18 and a crew cab, 5 ft bed and RamBox options.

Has anyone confirmed that newer trucks still have the mounting holes?
Confirmed on mine. Crawl under yours and I bet you can see them.
 

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Just got New 2019 Ram Limited and want to get rid of it cause of the noise coming from the back window or behind back passenger seat. Thinking seriously about fighting to get different ordered cause dealer says that's normal noise. At 1st I thought it was the window , now I think the vents in the back of cab are missing flapper parts or something.....any 1 want a brand new ram ?? Or have a solution?
 

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Outside between the cab and bed towards the bottom. There are 2 rubber side seals. However, the bottom seal is most likely missing. It attaches to the bottom rim of bed. (There are holes along that accept the seal pins. See photos. Give them the part number and they can order it an install. 10 min job. This worked for me. Or you could order an put on yourself. It’s a $12 part.
If you turn on the recirc, the rear vents will seal.
When I have time I am planning to add some sound deadening sheets to the body panel behind the rear seats as well. The rubber seal did seem to help me and others here. There are many detailed posts here that show.
I also attached steps to take in determining where wind noise is coming from as there are several sources. Give it to your service shop. Sad that we have to do all this for them. Or maybe find another shop?

I had my service techs check to see if I had these rubber seals as I could see I had the side ones and they did and it does have the bottom one too. (too old get under my truck these days) My build date is on my signature and all other information about my Ram.
 

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Has anyone tried to adjust their striker plates to pull the doors in more?
I had my head tech attempt to move the striker plate in and it doesn't move. He took a hammer and hit it fairly hard and no movement and the body shop manager then confirmed what he had told me that it doesn't move. I am hearing the wind noise at my left ear as I drive so I had them replace the door and body weather moldings for that door. The result is that it is about gone but not completely. I drove my son's 2013 Dodge Dart to the dealer for him yesterday and no wind noise in that vehicle or my 2017 Jeep Cherokee TH.
 
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