Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 410,351 model year 2015-2017 Ram 1500, 2500 & 3500 pickup trucks equipped with an 8 foot truck bed and a power locking tailgate.
In addition, all model year 2018 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks built before April 1, 2018, equipped with a power locking tailgate are being recalled.
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 is expected to begin June 28, 2019.
Owners may contact FCA US customer service at (800) 853-1403. FCA US's number for this recall is V44.