DETROIT, Mich. (August 2, 2018) — Fiat Chrysler has recalled 1.4 million Ram pickup trucks due to a malfunction with its power-locking tailgate that may suddenly open.
While most of the vehicles are in the United States, some 260,315 were sold in Canada and about 45,000 in Mexico and outside the NAFTA region.
Under the recall, certain Ram pickup trucks are affected including the 1500, 2500 and 3500 models made from 2015 through the 2017 years. These vehicles are equipped with 5-foot-7 and 6-foot-4 cargo beds.
The recall does not affect trucks with an 8-foot beds because they have manual-locking tailgates.
FCA stated that the tailgate actuator limiter tab could break. If this happens, the tailgate may unlatch and open while driving. This is a safety issue because a truck’s cargo could spill out into the road and cause an accident.
So far there have been no reports of injuries or accidents related to the problem. The auto maker plans to notify customers when service becomes available. Owners should expect to be contacted some time around Sept. 14th or later. The repairs will be made at dealerships free of charge.
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