Stellantis is voluntarily recalling an estimated 1.23 million Ram pickup trucks to inspect and realign, as needed, certain latching components on their tailgates.
“A routine review of customer service records led to a Stellantis investigation that discovered tailgate striker plates on certain pickup trucks may not be sufficiently aligned to accommodate complete closure. Such a condition, if it occurs, may put unsecured cargo at risk of spilling onto a roadway,” said Stellantis in a release.
The recall is limited to certain model-year 2019-2022 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 pickups.
Vehicles equipped with Ram’s multifunction tailgate and Ram 1500 Classic pickups are unaffected. Also excluded are vehicles equipped with sensors that alert drivers to insecure tailgates.
Affected customers will be advised as early as next month when service, which will be provided free of charge, becomes available. Stellantis urges customers to heed the instructions on all recall notifications.
In the interim, customers are reminded to secure cargo as referenced in their owners’ manuals. Those with additional questions or concerns may call 1-800-853-1403.
The recall also affects vehicles in Canada (est. 120,759), Mexico (est. 26.613), and certain markets outside North America (est. 27,404).