Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recalled more than 220,000 Ram pickups in Canada to fix tailgates that can open while the trucks are operating. It is the latest in a series of recalls totaling more than 480,000 vehicles.
The automaker expanded the recall Aug. 30 to include the additional 220,317 2013-18 model Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 trucks.
Automotive News in Detroit reported that FCA received 127 warranty claims or repair orders in the United States potentially related to the problem, a NHTSA document said. It's not yet known if there are any warranty claims or repair orders in Canada.
"FCA US is unaware of any related injuries or accidents associated with either vehicle population," a spokesman for FCA told Automotive News in an emailed statement. "The expansion is a response to an FCA review of customer data, which is consistent with the company's continuous monitoring of vehicles in the field."
A previous recall covered certain Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups from model years 2015 through 2017.
The 2019 Ram 1500 is unaffected by the recall, FCA says. The automaker will begin notifying customers next month.