Approximately 410,000 model-year 2015-17 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 pickup trucks equipped with an 8-foot bed and power locking tailgate, and model-year 2018 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups built before April 1, 2018, equipped with a power locking tailgate are being recalled due to tailgate latch problems. 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 a crash.
Ram manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will begin notifying owners on June 28. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect and repair the affected tailgate mechanisms.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.