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10-02-2019 03:58 PM
Mud yapster The actuator stop 68448027AA
I can find for .53 cents but the shipping is $8 plus depending on which Mopar site. LOL
Ebay $13 plus LOL
Are these people sick or what????
10-02-2019 03:16 PM
EricPeterson
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Originally Posted by troverman View Post
No apology, you did a great job explaining the recall process and why a manufacturer might handle it the way FCA did. I appreciate it.
Thanks for the kind words. I have been accused in the past, oh so rarely of course, of being a bit pedantic ... sometimes....on occasion....
10-02-2019 03:07 PM
troverman
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Originally Posted by EricPeterson View Post
Whoops, my apologies.
No apology, you did a great job explaining the recall process and why a manufacturer might handle it the way FCA did. I appreciate it.
10-02-2019 03:01 PM
EricPeterson
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EricP, I realize that. I was just being sarcastic about my long bed comments.
Whoops, my apologies.
10-02-2019 02:42 PM
troverman EricP, I realize that. I was just being sarcastic about my long bed comments.
10-02-2019 02:22 PM
EricPeterson
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I did get a recall letter for my 2018, but on the Mopar owners site it says my truck has no recalls.

I do like how the long beds weren't recalled at first. Must be the longer wheelbase = smoother ride = less likely to jar the tailgate open.
When an active recall develops, there is both financial and regulatory fallout for the manufacturer. Each group class of affected vehicle implies regulatory penalties involving increased oversight as well as the immediate direct financial costs. As we all expect, the more vehicles are recalled -- the larger each class -- the worse it is for the manufacturer.

By separating the trucks into various classes, FCA was able to defer handling the recall for long beds into subsequent accounting and regulatory periods because the number of reported defects for that class -- aside from the fact that it's bookkeeping BS -- is much smaller than the number of reported defects for the short beds. It doesn't matter that the long bed hardware is identical. This allowed both the financial and regulatory bookkeeping to be spread out over a longer interval.

In effect, the paperwork dancing turned one larger recall into two or more smaller ones.
10-02-2019 12:16 PM
troverman I did get a recall letter for my 2018, but on the Mopar owners site it says my truck has no recalls.

I do like how the long beds weren't recalled at first. Must be the longer wheelbase = smoother ride = less likely to jar the tailgate open.
10-01-2019 09:36 PM
GCR Bought the part from my dealer today and installed it this evening. I donít think it took 10 minutes.
10-01-2019 04:08 PM
Highway 4x4 So now the tailgate will open and I'll loose my shipment of weed?
10-01-2019 12:18 PM
Jimmy N. I couldn't handle another recall, so I quickly sold my '18 3500, before they got to the long beds.
Also sleeping much better now, after avoiding that traumatic near miss.
10-01-2019 11:42 AM
hooked55
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I still would rather know the tailgate is locked and securing my load vs. relying on a shell camper to hold the tailgate closed ....just saying.
Got the recall done at the dealer last week. Took em 5 min. My camper shell is now a backup to the lock. Iím sleeping much better now.
10-01-2019 11:14 AM
ramshackle Just got the V44 recall notice. Been towing my 5th wheel for 5 years now. Ignorance is bliss!!
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