Injured? Dial #WIN or #946 from your cellphone for your free consultation or call 1-800-LAW-NEED.
Call Us 24/7
( 1-800-529-6333 )

Dodge Ram Pickup Truck Tailgates Unexpectedly Open Leading to Vehicle Recall

August 07, 2018

DETROIT, MI - reports that over 1.4 million Dodge Ram pickup trucks are being recalled after it was discovered that the vehicles’ tailgates can unexpectedly open while the vehicle is in motion. The Tailgates involved are equipped with power locks.*

Trucks manufactured between 2015 and 2017 that are Ram Models 1500, 2500 and 3500 are subject to the recalls. Government documents from the United States and Canada indicate that the defect could cause cargo in the trucks to come out of the truck and fall onto the road, increasing the risk of serious accidents. 

To date, the company has not heard of any reported crashes or any injuries associated with the defective tailgates. There have been over 5,800 complaints related to the problem. Owners of the recalled vehicles can bring their trucks to dealers where the locking mechanism will be fixed for free. 

In late 2017, Fiat Chrysler issued a previous recall of 1.8 million Dodge Ram trucks over a defect that could cause the vehicles to roll when they are supported to be in park. This recall impacted only vehicles with a shifter located on the steering column. This defect was connected to a number of reported injuries. The company told drivers to use their parking brakes until they were able to have the defect corrected. Also, in 2017, over 1.25 million Rams were recalled because of a software issue that could cause the failure of airbags and seat belts in rollover collisions. This defect had potentially caused at least one fatality and two injuries. The problem could be corrected by reprogramming of the onboard sensor. 

Accident News is an archive of select Georgia car crashes, designed to alert and educate drivers, to help them avoid the most common causes of motor vehicle crashes.  If you or a family member are injured in an accident, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at  For more information about Montlick & Associates’ award-winning public service programs click here.  

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law

17 Executive Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Telephone: 1 (800) LAW-NEED
Telephone: 1 (404) 529-6333

* This blog is intended to provide the public with news concerning serious automobile accidents and related stories. Although we are receiving this information from news organizations, initial reports may be different from conclusions reached by law enforcement personnel and other organizations, upon further investigation. Therefore, the accuracy of the content is not guaranteed. The information published here is based on information that has already been reported by a news organization, or other sources, and we cannot and do not assume responsibility for its accuracy. The source that we utilized at the time is provided above. If this posting pertains to you or your family and you do not wish for it to be on our website, please email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to remove it, but when doing so, please include a link to the the article that you wish to be taken down.

Category: Accident News

Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.