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Ford Recalls F-Series Trucks for Tailgate Flaw

Ford Motor Co. is calling back 261,600 late-model F-Series pickup trucks to fix faulty electric latches that could unlock the tailgate unintentionally.
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Ford Motor Co. is calling back 261,600 late-model F-Series pickup trucks in the U.S. and Canada to fix faulty electric latches that could unlock the tailgate unintentionally.

Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup.    Source: Ford Motor Co.

The campaign involves 2017-2019 models F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty pickups. Ford reports no crashes or injuries related to the problem.

Ford says water could short circuit the latch wiring and randomly activate the latch, causing the tailgate to fall open whether the truck is moving or not.

Dealers will install a new tailgate handle release switch and rework the latch’s wiring.

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