Ford Recalls F-Series Due to Tailgate Issue
Dec. 9, 2019—Ford is recalling 231,664 F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty pickupsfor tailgates that may open unintentionally, per a report by CNET. The recall covers 2017-19 model years for the trucks, and another 29,953 of them are being recalled in Canada.
The automaker said water may be able to enter the electrical wiring system that operates the electric tailgate latch-release. This part is housed in the tailgate handle. If water gets in, it could cause a short circuit and the tailgate may open unexpectedly, whether that's while parked or driving.
In other news, the 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator are being recalled again. The automaker said the latest issue to plague the SUVs is a protective fuel line sleeve that may not be long enough. This problem is only present in models with the twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6.