Vehicles Affected: Approximately 693,100 model-year 2013-14 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks built before April 1, 2018, and equipped with a 6- or 8-foot bed and a power locking tailgate
The Problem: The tailgate actuator limiter tab may fracture and cause the tailgate to unlatch and open while driving, which may cause cargo to fall out and create a road hazard, increasing the risk of crash. This is an expansion of a previous recall affecting model-year 2015-17 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 trucks; it brings the total number of recalled pickups to approximately 1,105,000.
The Fix: Dealers will repair the tailgate latch for free.
What Owners Should Do: Ram manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will begin notifying owners of the expansion Oct. 18; the previous recall began May 23. Owners can call FCA at 800-853-1403, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Ram 1500; Ram 2500; Ram 3500
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