400,000+ RAM Trucks Recalled: Tailgates May Open While Driving

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, Automotive Editor - May 21, 2019

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a recall for 410,351 Ram pickup trucks for tailgates that may open while the vehicle is being driven. Obviously, this isn't a good thing, as tailgates that open unexpectedly could see cargo fall out of the bed and onto the road, increasing the risk of an accident.

The recall affects Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks from 2015 to 2017. For those model years, trucks with the brand's eight-foot bed and power-locking tailgate are a part of the recall. Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks from the 2018 model year that have a power-locking tailgate are also included in the recall. On those models, the actuator limiter tab on the tailgate could fracture, causing the tailgate to unlatch when the pickups are in motion.

FCA will notify owners of affected trucks and repair the tailgate for free. The recall is set to begin on June 28, 2019. Owners can reach out to FCA’s U.S. customer service line at 1-800-853-1403.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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