Ram Pickup Trucks Recalled for Tailgate Defect
Fiat Chrysler is recalling several models of Ram pickup trucks for a tailgate defect. The issue is a defective power-locking mechanism, which can cause the tailgate to fly open while the vehicle is in motion. Roughly 1.1 million trucks are included in the recall.
The automakers says there are no reported accidents or injuries related to the tailgate defect. Pickup trucks affected by the recall are certain model year 2015-2017 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 trucks. Models with manual tailgate locking or eight-foot cargo beds are not being recalled.
The company will begin the recall mid-September and will notify owners. Dealers will repair the tailgates free of charge. Until the repair is complete, truck owners are reminded to secure all loose cargo while driving.
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