Ford Recalls 231K Trucks Over Tailgate Issues
FORD ISSUES RECALL FOR FORD F-250, F-350, & F-450 VEHICLES WITH ELECTRIC TAILGATE RELEASE FOR PROBLEMS WITH UNINTENTIONAL OPENINGS
(CNN) – Ford Motor company has issued a safety recall in North America, because tailgates keep opening unintentionally.
In a statement released Friday, the company said it is recalling select Ford F-250, F-350, and F-450 Super Duty trucks, but only those made in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Ford says the problem is the electric tailgate latch-release switch in the handle.
Water can enter the electrical wiring system there and cause a short circuit that opens the tailgate.
Trucks with mechanical tailgate releases are unaffected.