PhotoChrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 1,103,479 model year 2015-2017 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks with an 8 foot bed and a power locking tailgate.

Also being recalled are all model year 2013-2014 and model year 2018 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks built before April 1, 2018 with a 6 or 8 foot bed and a power locking tailgate.

Model year 2015-2017 Ram 1500 pickup trucks with truck beds other than 8 foot, are currently covered under an earlier recall.

The tailgate actuator limiter tab may fracture and cause the tailgate to unlatch and open while the vehicle is being driven.

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.

What to do

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repair the tailgate latch free of charge.

The recall began May 23, 2019.

Chrysler is expected to notify owners of the expanded population on October 18, 2019.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V44.

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