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Chrysler recalls 1.1 million RAM pickup trucks

The tailgate could unlatch and open while the vehicle is being driven

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Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 1,149,237 model year 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 while the vehicle is being driven

If the tailgate latch releases and the tailgate opens while the vehicle is moving cargo could fall out, creating a road hazard and increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

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.

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