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Nearly 900,000 Ram Pickups Recalled For Tailgate Fix

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 875,000 Ram pickup trucks, worldwide, due to concerns that a tailgate tab can fracture, causing them to unlatch and open while trucks are mobile.

About The Recall

The recall is part of an expansion that includes Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 models from 2013 through 2018 with power locking tailgates. The 2015 through 2017 models have 8-foot beds, and the 2013, 2014 and 2018 models have beds of various sizes built before April 1, 2018.

The company first recalled about 1.1 million trucks in 2018 in the U.S. in 2018 for this reason and then another 410,000 in May of 2019. Although the current recall affects cars worldwide, the majority of the recalled trucks are in the U.S. and Canada.

A tailgate tab can fracture and cause the tailgates to unlatch, increasing the risk of cargo spilling onto the road.

The Fix

Ram owners can check to see if their vehicles are under recall by visiting this link. If your vehicle is included, dealers will repair the tailgate latch free of charge. Newly affected owners will begin getting recall letters around October 18th.

Fiat Chrysler says they are not aware of any accidents or injuries reported as a result of the problem.

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