Water Entering Passenger Side Windshield Area – 2016 Ram 1500 Pick Up

“This site contains affiliate links for which OEMDTC may be compensated”

NUMBER: 23-050-15
GROUP: Body
DATE: December 10, 2015

 

THIS SERVICE BULLETIN IS ALSO BEING RELEASED AS RAPID RESPONSE TRANSMITTAL (RRT) 15-120. ALL APPLICABLE SOLD AND UN-SOLD RRT VIN’s HAVE BEEN LOADED. TO VERIFY THAT THIS RRT SERVICE ACTION IS APPLICABLE TO THE VEHICLE, USE VIP OR PERFORM A VIN SEARCH IN TECHCONNECT. ALL REPAIRS ARE REIMBURSABLE WITHIN THE PROVISIONS OF WARRANTY.

 

SUBJECT:

Water Entering Passenger Side Windshield Area

 

OVERVIEW:

This bulletin involves applying clear seam sealer to the passenger side windshield area and pillar.

 

MODELS:

2016 (DS) Ram 1500 Pick Up

 

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles within the following markets/countries: NAFTA, EMEA.

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles built on or after August 08, 2015 (MDH 0808XX) and on or before August 24, 2015 (MDH 0824XX).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

The customer may experience wet carpet in the right front footwell. This condition may be due to a sealant void between the windshield and the roof pillar.

 

DIAGNOSIS:

If a customer’s VIN is listed in VIP or your RRT VIN list, perform the repair. For all other customers that describe the symptom/condition listed above, perform the Repair Procedure.

 

PARTS REQUIRED:

Qty. Description Part No.
1 (AR) Kent® Hi-Tech Clear Seam Sealer P10200 or Equivalent NPN

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE:

  1. Test vehicle by using a water hose and directing the water stream (high volume medium pressure) to the area identified for 2 minutes (Fig. 1).

Fig. 1 Water Test Leak LocationFig. 1 Water Test Leak Location


  1. Inspect critical areas (1) and (2) identified inside the vehicle for any water residue or leakage ( 2). Inspect behind carpet insulation at bulkhead at the forward most edge of the carpet. Is water leaking inside the vehicle while performing the water leak test?
    1. YES>>> Water is entering the vehicle. Remove the passenger side windshield molding. Refer to 23 – Body/Weatherstrip/Seals/Weatherstrip, Windshield Removal. Identify leak location by using an air hose on the outside edge of the windshield and repair with Kent® Hi-Tech Clear Seam Sealer or Equivalent. Continue to Step #3.
    2. NO>>> Water is not entering the vehicle. This bulletin has been completed, use LOP (23-02-65-93) to close the active RRT.
  2. After the sealant has been allowed to fully dry per the manufacturer’s directions, repeat Step #1 for water test.
  3. Inspect for any trace of water coming from the windshield suspected areas or appearing in the right front footwell (Fig. 2).
    1. If no water is found entering the vehicle interior during the water test then the sealant process is complete.
    2. If water is still leaking, normal diagnosis for water leaks may be necessary.

Fig. 2 Potential Leak AreasFig. 2 Potential Leak Areas

1 – A-Pillar
2 – Passenger Foot Well


  1. Reinstall the passenger side windshield molding. Refer to 23 Body/Weatherstrip/Seals/Weatherstrip, Windshield – Installation. 23-050-15

 

POLICY:

Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.

 

TIME ALLOWANCE:

Labor Operation No: Description Skill Category Amount
23-02-65-93 Inspect And Perform Water Leak Test At Passenger Windshield to A-Pillar (1 – Semi-Skilled) 6 – Electrical and Body Systems 0.2 Hrs.
23-02-65-94 Perform Water Leak Test At Passenger Windshield to A-Pillar And Reseal (1 – Semi-Skilled) 6 – Electrical and Body Systems 0.4 Hrs.

 

FAILURE CODE:

ZZ Service Action

 


23-050-15

Loader Loading...
EAD Logo Taking too long?

Reload Reload document
| Open Open in new tab

Download [89.55 KB]

 


 

SaleBestseller No. 1
3M Dynatron Auto Seam Sealer Caulk, 550, Grey Color, Permanently Elastic, Fast-Skinning, Non-Staining, Non-Sagging, 12 oz
  • EASY APPLICATIONS: Brushable and paintable consistency
  • HIGH ADHESION: Works on both bare metal and painted surfaces
  • FAST SKINNING: Starts in about 10 to 15 minutes
  • STAYS IN PLACE: Less likely to drip, sag or run out of gaps being sealed
  • NON-STAINING: For all-purpose autobody joint and seam sealing
SaleBestseller No. 2
Polyurethane Seam Sealer Automotive Compound Kit - Durable & Flexible Auto Body Filler - Seam & Joint Compound for Bare, Primed or Painted Surfaces - Automotive Seam Sealer White - RV Roof Sealant
  • Plug Any Void –– Easily patch large cracks with confidence when using this thick auto seam sealer. This single-component panel bond compound provides superior adhesion on bare, primed, or painted metal surfaces on your vehicle or RV
  • Complete Kit –– Comes with nitrile gloves and an application tip to make the process seamless This joint and seam filler set comes with everything you need and more. The sealant is compatible with any standard caulking gun
  • Permanently Fill Gaps –– Don't settle for a body panel adhesive sealant that doesn't hold up. Trust in a non-shrinking, non-cracking and low odor formula that stays remarkably flexible over time. Prevent leaks and debris from infiltrating your vehicle, and promote corrosion resistance
  • Primer and Paint Ready –– Get your project ready for the road in just 24 hours. Smooth out and let the quick-curing seam sealant settle in for 45 minutes. Then you're ready to prime and paint the automotive body filler for a flawless finish that blends right in
  • All-Weather Performance –– High heat and humidity are no match for this car sealant. Enhanced moisture curing properties ensure a durable hold for interior or exterior use. Use a urethane sealer that is worlds ahead of any solvent-based solutions
Bestseller No. 3
[2 Pack] Polyurethane Seam Sealer Automotive Compound Kit - Durable & Flexible Auto Body Filler - Seam & Joint Compound for Bare or Painted Surfaces - Automotive Seam Sealer White - RV Roof Sealant
  • Plug Any Void –– Easily patch large cracks with confidence when using this thick auto seam sealer. This single-component panel bond compound provides superior adhesion on bare, primed, or painted metal surfaces on your vehicle or RV
  • 2 Pack Value & Complete Kit - Comes with nitrile gloves and an application tip to make the process seamless This joint and seam filler set comes with everything you need and more. The sealant is compatible with any standard caulking gun
  • Permanently Fill Gaps - Don't settle for a body panel adhesive sealant that doesn't hold up. Trust in a non-shrinking, non-cracking and low odor formula that stays remarkably flexible over time. Prevent leaks and debris from infiltrating your vehicle, and promote corrosion resistance
  • Primer and Paint Ready - Get your project ready for the road in just 24 hours. Smooth out and let the quick-curing seam sealant settle in for 45 minutes. Then you're ready to prime and paint the automotive body filler for a flawless finish that blends right in
  • All-Weather Performance - High heat and humidity are no match for this car sealant. Enhanced moisture curing properties ensure a durable hold for interior or exterior use. Use a urethane sealer that is worlds ahead of any solvent-based solutions
SaleBestseller No. 4
3M Urethane Seam Sealer, 08367, Black Color, High Solids, Permanently Flexible, 310 mL/10.5 fl oz Cartridge
  • SINGLE COMPONENT FORMULA: Adheres well to bare metal, primed metal and painted surfaces
  • MOISTURE CURING PROPERTY: Provides excellent performance in high heat and humidity environments
  • NON-SHRINKING, NON-CRACKING: Remains flexible and offers superior results to solvent-based sealers
  • QUICK PAINTABILITY: Allows painting after 30-45 minutes
  • THICK CONSISTENCY: Fills large voids and can be smoothed to a featheredge or brushed
Bestseller No. 5
Gear Aid Seam Grip WP Waterproof Sealant and Adhesive for Tents and Outdoor Fabric, Clear, 1 oz
  • Seal seams and permanently repair holes in tents, tarps, awnings, rainflys and camping gear like Thermarest sleeping pads
  • Treat up to up to 12’ of seams (1 oz) or repair torn outdoor fabrics with an adhesive that cures into a flexible rubber seal; also available in an 8 oz tube
  • Waterproof gear with a sealant that flexes with fabric and bonds to nylon, polyester, canvas, leather and vinyl
  • Apply it to repair or re-proof gear without worrying about the seal peeling or cracking; includes two applicator brushes
  • Packaging may vary
Bestseller No. 6
ACDelco GM Original Equipment 10-2013 Body Joint and Seam Filler Compound - 10.1 oz
  • For professional use only – not for retail sale
  • Fast curing and skins over quickly—can be painted 60 minutes after application
  • Can be used for all sealing and adhesive applications with a standard caulking gun in both vertical and horizontal joints
  • Flexible, non-staining, and non-sagging product that will not crack or shrink
Bestseller No. 7
Barrier Bond Brushable Seam Sealer - Quart Can with 30.4 Fluid Ounces - Automotive Brush on Body Seams, Joints, Floors, Trunks - Autobody Repair, Fast-Drying, Paintable
  • Brushable Seam Sealer is fast drying and designed exclusively for automotive uses.
  • This product remains flexible and will not crack, harden, sink or sag.
  • Brushable Seam Sealer is easily applied with a brush and holds a perfect brush mark to match that O.E.M. seam.
  • It provides excellent adhesion, seals cracks, crevices, body seams and is ideal for use on all lap and flange seams and joints.
  • Brushable Seam Sealer is paintable in 30 to 60 minutes and comes in a light gray color.
SaleBestseller No. 8
3M Heavy-Bodied Seam Sealer, 08308, Two-Part, Self-Mixing, Automotive Epoxy, 200 ml/6.75 fl oz Cartridge , Black
  • HIGH-PERFORMANCE: Two-part epoxy seals vertical and horizontal seams to match OEM seals
  • METERED MIXING: Dual syringe cartridge eliminates the difficulty and mess of manual mixing
  • NON-FLOWING: Heavy-bodied formula allows easy tooling for matching OEM seam sealer appearances
  • QUICK CURE: Non-sag property aids during vertical applications
  • SELF-MIXES: Makes a perfect formulation every time without mess
SaleBestseller No. 9
GEAR AID Seam Grip FC Fast Cure Sealant for Nylon and Polyester Tents, Tarps, Awnings, Clear, 2 oz
  • Seal up to 60 ft of seams on tents, tarps and awnings with this water-based seam sealant; cures in 2 hours at room temperature
  • Use it on various outdoor fabrics including nylon, polyester, and canvas; previously known as Seam Sure
  • Apply this long-lasting seal that is nearly invisible and flexes with fabric; available in 2 fl oz bottle
  • Treat gear using the included applicator brush to make application quick and easy
  • Packaging may vary
Bestseller No. 10
Barrier Bond Black Seam Sealer Compound - 10.1 fl. Ounce Tube
  • Seam Sealer Compound is fast curing and designed exclusively for automotive uses
  • This product is a one part, high performance sealant that combines high flexibility with high ultimate strength, permanent bonds and long service life.
  • These products are high quality elastomeric sealants formulated to provide excellent adhesion to a wide variety of substrates and come in an easy to use, non-sag consistency suitable for easy application with a standard caulking gun in both horizontal and vertical automotive joints.
  • Smooth creamy non-sag texture – easy to tool
  • High rubber content, highly elastic, good low temperature flexibility

Last update on 2024-02-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

This product presentation was made with AAWP plugin.

Leave a Comment

Share to...