BMW 2500 2015: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TAILGATE:LATCH

Make : BMW Model : 2500 Year : 2015
Build Dates : 2014-05-27 - 2018-03-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 19V347000
Date Owner's Notified: 2019-05-23 Date Received by ODI: 2019-05-09 Date Added to Database: 2019-05-09
Manufacturers Involved: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: V44
Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TAILGATE:LATCH
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 410351
Summary:
      Chrysler "FCA US LLC" is recalling certain 2015-2017 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks equipped with an 8 foot truck bed and a power locking tailgate. Chrysler is also recalling all 2018 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks built before April 1, 2018 that are equipped with a power locking tailgate. The tailgate actuator limiter tab may fracture and cause the tailgate to unlatch and open while driving.
Consequence:
      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.
Remedy:
      Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repair the tailgate latch, free of charge. The recall began May 23, 2019. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US's number for this recall is V44. Note: 2015-2017 MY Ram 1500 pickup trucks with truck beds other than 8 foot, are currently covered under NHTSA recall 18V-486 for this issue.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.