1.1 Million 2015-2017 Ram Pickups Recalled To Fix Power Tailgate


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We talked about this one on the air last week:

Ram is recalling 1.1 million pickups in the U.S. because their tailgates may fly open while the trucks are in motion.

The safety campaign affects 2015 to 2017 model year Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 trucks equipped with power locks. Trucks with manual locks or 8-foot beds are excluded.

The danger posed is that cargo could potentially fall out of the back and strike other vehicles, although there have been no reports of any accidents related to the issue. Nevertheless, Ram parent Fiat Chrysler has received over 5,800 complaints.

The recall is scheduled to begin on Sept. 14, and Ram urges all owners to make sure to secure any cargo stored in their truckís bed.

The new 2019 model year 1500 is not included as it uses a different tailgate.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V486000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components STRUCTURE, LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,149,237


Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2015-2017 RAM 1500, 2500, and 3500 pickup trucks equipped with a power locking tailgate and either a 5 foot, 7 inch or 6 foot, 4 inch bed. The tailgate actuator limiter tab may fracture and cause the tailgate to unlatch and open while driving.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicle, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 14, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chryslerís number for this recall is U74.

Notes

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.

Photo Credit: Ram Trucks
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