1.1 Million Ram Trucks Recalled For Unlatching Tailgates

 Friday, August 3, 2018

 CNET Roadshow

If you’re driving a 2015-2017 Ram 1500, 2500 or 3500 pickup truck, make sure any precious cargo is carefully secured in the bed. That’s because Ram is recalling 1.1 million of those trucks over concerns the tailgate could unexpectedly open. The problem is due to the power-locking functionality of the tailgate on certain Ram trucks. A small piece inside the latch mechanism can break, allowing a component to move too far and pull on the unlocking arms, thus unlatching the tailgate. The recall involves modifying the latch to limit how far the actuator components can move.