Ram recalls 410,351 pickups with faulty tailgate latches

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will recall 410,351 Ram pickup trucks that have faulty tailgate latches, the automaker said Friday.

The recall affects 2015-2018 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 models equipped with 8-foot cargo beds. The redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 is not affected. FCA said the power-locking mechanisms feature a small internal component that could break over time. Should the part break, the tailgate may unlatch without warning. The recall also does not affect trucks outfitted with manual tailgate locks.