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Chrysler Recalls Ram Pickup Trucks Due to Risk of Tailgate Opening

May 2019 – Yahoo News — Certain 2015 to 2018 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 pickup trucks are being recalled because of concerns that the tailgate may open. If the vehicle is in transit, there is a risk that cargo could tumble onto the road, creating a dangerous hazard.

The problem relates to the power locking mechanism within the tailgate. There is a piece in the assembly that could fracture and release the latches, allowing the tailgate to fall open.

Ram reports that every truck in this group needs to be corrected.

Owners will be notified at the end of June. Dealerships will open the tailgate and install a stop block to prevent this problem from occurring. Ram estimates the work time to be less than a half-hour.


RECALL: Tailgate May Open Unexpectedly
Report Receipt Date: MAY 09, 2019
NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V347000
Component(s): LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 410,351
Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

MAY 2019 — Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 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. 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. The recall is expected to begin June 28, 2019.  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. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

RECALLED VEHICLES
RAM 1500 — 2015-2018
RAM 2500 — 2015-2018
RAM 3500 — 2015-2018


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