CHEVROLET 2500 2013: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TAILGATE:LATCH

Make : CHEVROLET Model : 2500 Year : 2013
Build Dates : 2012-10-24 - 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 : 1103479
Summary:
      Chrysler "FCA US LLC" is recalling certain 2015-2017 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks equipped with an 8 foot bed and a power locking tailgate. Chrysler is also recalling all 2013-2014 and 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. On August 29, 2019 Chrysler expanded the recall to include an additional 693,128 model year 2013-2014 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks. 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. Chrysler is expected to notify owners of the expanded population on October 18, 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.