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Recall 19V347000

Power Tailgate Unlatches And Opens While Driving

Recall Details

For vehicles that have a power locking tailgate, the tailgate actuator limiting tab may fracture, causing the tailgate to unexpectedly open while driving. This can cause cargo to fall out of the vehicle and cause a road hazard. Dealers will repair the tailgate latch free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For vehicles equipped with a power locking tailgate, the tailgate may unlatch and open while driving unexpectedly. This could allow cargo to fall out of the vehicle, causing a road hazard and increasing the risk of an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ram truck must be performed by a Ram dealership. Chrysler will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in June, 2019. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ram dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The RAM recall number is V44.

Body, Interior & Misc., May 09, 2019

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 09, 2019
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
410,351
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
19V347000
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Summary
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.
Consequence
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.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repair the tailgate latch, free of charge. 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.
Notify
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.
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