Chrysler Recalls 400,000 Ram Trucks for Tailgate Openings

Chrysler (FCA US) is recalling 410,351 model year 2015-2017 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks equipped with an 8-foot truck bed and a power locking tailgate. Chrysler is also recalling all 2018 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks built before April 1, 2018 that are equipped with a power locking tailgate.

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An impressive sales history of Ram pickups and Jeeps could be a huge liability.

The tailgate actuator limiter tab may fracture and cause the tailgate to unlatch and open while driving. If the tailgate opens while the vehicle is being driven, cargo may fall out the vehicle and create a road hazard, increasing the risk of crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repair the tailgate latch, free of charge as required by law. The recall is expected to begin June 28, 2019. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US’s number for this recall is V44. Note: 2015-2017 MY Ram 1500 pickup trucks with truck beds other than 8 foot, are currently covered under NHTSA recall 18V-486 for this issue.

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