Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.
What Owners Say
"The wheel wells are doubled lined. Dirt and moisture gets between and can not be cleaned out. Eventually it rusted through. Inside to outside"Stephen D., BC (2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
"Above both rear wheels by the fuel cap, both front doors and numerous other places the truck is rusting from the inside out. Bubbling from under paint. I talked to Dodge about it but they wouldn't do anything about it. This is my last Dodge!"James C., MO (2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
"Rust at the bottom of tailgate. I believe this is due to poor welds. Have been repairing this area for years. Other rust spots have to be expected on a 13 year old truck in the northeast"Steven R., NJ (2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
"Rust throughout truck. Seems to be an issue with this particular model year +-. Rear tire wells, tailgate, around gas cap"Matthew B., IL (2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
"paint peeled off of rocker panels"Anonymous, MI (2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)