U74 – Tailgate May Open Unexpectedly – 2015-2017 RAM 1500, 2500, & 3500 Pickup Trucks

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V486
Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Components STRUCTURE, LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,149,237

 

Tailgate May Open Unexpectedly

If the tailgate latch releases and the tailgate opens while driving, cargo may fall out, creating a road hazard and increasing the risk of a crash.

 

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. Chrysler’s 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.

 

Check if your Vehicle has a Recall

 


Recall Acknowledgement

August 1, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V486-6209.pdf

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