Common Problems with Dodge Ram 1500 Vent Visor
The Dodge Ram 1500 vent visor gives you protection from rain, bugs, or debris when you lower your windows. It also provides the security to leave the window slightly open to allow some ventilation in the car during hot weather and reduces the loud and annoying wind noise. Vent visors give you all these benefits, but they are not problem-free at all. Vent visors come in two types, and the problems you may have with them are generally dependent on the type of visors you have. Here are some of the most common problems you may experience with your set of Dodge Ram 1500 vent visors.
- Stains and dirt buildup
- Difficult to remove
Dirt can easily build up right on top of the vent visors where they are attached to the windows. Also, during installation, the excess glue used to attach the visor to the window may create unsightly stains all around it.
If you have a set of tape-on vent visors currently installed, but you want to replace it with a new one, you may find all four visors difficult to remove. The old adhesive is especially difficult to remove and may even cause you problems with your car's window frame paint.
- Danger of falling off
- Interfere with window operation
In-channel vent visors are way easier to remove than the tape-on ones, but they tend to become loose after a year or two of installation. They become loose, rattle, and even fall out entirely off of your truck's window. This can come as a hazard when you try to slide down your window while traveling at a high speed.
Dodge Ram 1500s equipped with an anti-pinch feature on their front windows experience interference on the window operations when the in-channel visors are in place. This happens because the visor is detected as an obstacle in the path of the glass window, so rolling the window up can become quite a work out. Fortunately, only the front windows get the anti-pinch feature. And when you do manage to get the window all the way up, it can get stuck and refuse to slide down, giving you yet again another difficulty in operating your window.