RAM 1500 2016: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TAILGATE:LATCH

Make : RAM Model : 1500 Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2014-07-31 - 2017-12-15
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V486000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-09-17 Date Received by ODI: 2018-07-27 Date Added to Database: 2018-07-27
Manufacturers Involved: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: U74
Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TAILGATE:LATCH
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1149237
Summary:
      Chrysler "FCA US LLC" is recalling certain 2015-2017 RAM 1500, 2500, and 3500 pickup trucks equipped with a power locking tailgate and either a 5 foot, 7 inch or 6 foot, 4 inch bed. The tailgate actuator limiter tab may fracture and cause the tailgate to unlatch and open while driving.
Consequence:
      If the tailgate latch releases and the tailgate opens while driving, cargo may fall out, creating a road hazard and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicle, free of charge. The recall began September 17, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U74.
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.