Ram Tailgate Recall U74 information and repair procedure

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  1. ram1500rsm

    ram1500rsm Senior Member

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    Don't know if it's been posted before but my good the repair is so silly anybody can do it.
    Do we know the part# for the plastic chit needed ?
     
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    I saw the p/n on here somewhere, it's like a $1 part
     
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    Is this the same as the new V44 tailgate recall I just got?


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    When I ordered the part, the postage was more than the part. Also I have read that some people continue to have problems even after the "new" part has been installed. I don't have the part number any more--sorry
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    I’m pretty sure this is it but how are people still having problems?


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    That is the replacement part I think. I'm not sure about the continuing problems it's been awhile since I read about it--some people just reported that the tailgate still fell down while driving down the road. Could be the replacement part was not installed correctly or ????????? I'm not sure
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    U74 includes 2015-2017 Ram Trucks with five or six-foot cargo beds.

    V44 includes 2015-2017 Ram Trucks with an eight-foot cargo bed and 2018 trucks cargo beds.
     
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    Well that was easy. Called the local Ram dealer and asked for part #68448027AA, they had it. 5 minutes later had it in my hand. Came home and 5 more minutes later it's in. Inspected all the plastic actuator parts and nothing looks cracked. Also found a foam "donut" around the left rod was out of place, and probably why that side rattled. I just slid it to the right under the sheet metal, like the other side was, and now it's quieter. Lock also seems a bit quieter in operation. BTW I had disabled auto-lock shortly after bringing the truck home. I suspected it was causing the truck to lock on it's own on occasion.


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    Mine never did do that, I don’t think. My tailgate and all it’s workings has been completely fine and without hitch.


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