More than 3,000 Ram pickups have been recalled in Australia, triggered by a fault that caused tailgates to open while driving.
Ram Trucks Australia has recalled 3014 examples of this 2019-2022 RAM 1500, 2500 and 3500due to a fault that may cause the tailgate to open while driving.
Factory-backed Ram Trucks Australia – which converts Rams pickups from left-hand to right-hand drive at the Walkinshaw plant in Melbourne – says the flaw stems from when the vehicles were originally assembled left-hand drive and affects examples of the popular 1500 and its bigger siblings 2500 and 3500 built between 2019 and 2022.
the recall notificationfiled with the Department of Infrastructure, says, “Due to a manufacturing defect, one or both tailgate strikers may have been misaligned during assembly. This may result in the tailgate opening inadvertently while the vehicle is moving or stationary.
“If the tailgate opens while driving, unsecured cargo can fall onto the road and into traffic. This increases the risk of an accident resulting in serious injury or death to vehicle occupants and/or other road users.”
A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 3014 vehicles affected by the recall can be found here here.
Between 2019 and 2022, Ram sold 16,362 pick-up trucks in Australia, with a record 6,149 sales last year.
Ram advises owners to get in touch with them nearest authorized dealer to inspect the tailgate free of charge and to carry out the necessary work to remedy the defect.
Alternatively, owners can contact Ram’s customer service team on 1300 681 762 to learn more about the recall.