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Posted: 12/06/19 05:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2019/12/06/ford-pickup-truck-recall-tailgate/4352140002/
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bobsallyh wrote:

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2019/12/06/ford-pickup-truck-recall-tailgate/4352140002/
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BB_TX wrote:

bobsallyh wrote:

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2019/12/06/ford-pickup-truck-recall-tailgate/4352140002/
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When ANY of the auto mfg's call for a recall, I don't see it as a bad thing, I see it as them being aware of an issue and taking steps to correct those issues...


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The wording of this is confusing. Not all of those Super Dutys from 2017 have an electric "release". My tailgate has an electric lock but if it's unlocked, the tailgate doesn't open...mine still has to be opened and lowered manually.


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Better to recall than to ignore a problem.

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Posted: 12/07/19 07:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Iraqvet05 wrote:

The wording of this is confusing. Not all of those Super Dutys from 2017 have an electric "release". My tailgate has an electric lock but if it's unlocked, the tailgate doesn't open...mine still has to be opened and lowered manually.


Here is Fords language that may be more clear.

"Ford is issuing a safety recall for select 2017-19 Ford F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty vehicles for unintended tailgate opening. In affected vehicles with an electric tailgate latch-release switch mounted in the tailgate handle, water entering the electrical wiring system may cause a short circuit, resulting in unintended switch activation and release of the tailgate latches. This could cause the tailgate to open unintentionally, whether the vehicle is in motion or stationary. This condition may result in the loss of unrestrained cargo, increasing the risk of a crash. Vehicles with a mechanical tailgate release handle are not affected.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition.

This action affects 231,664 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories and 29,953 in Canada.

Affected vehicles were built at Kentucky Truck Plant from Oct. 8, 2015, to Nov. 3, 2019.

Dealers will modify the tailgate frame wiring harnesses by adding jumper pigtails to isolate the tailgate release control circuits and install a new tailgate handle release switch. The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S48."

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Posted: 12/07/19 07:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bobsallyh wrote:

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2019/12/06/ford-pickup-truck-recall-tailgate/4352140002/
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From the article:

"Dealers will fix the tailgate frame wiring harnesses and install a new tailgate handle release switch. Owners will be notified by male during the week of Jan. 20."

Ford is going to send a guy out to each owner's house to inform them? That's dedication.


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RedRocket204 wrote:

bobsallyh wrote:

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2019/12/06/ford-pickup-truck-recall-tailgate/4352140002/
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From the article:

"Dealers will fix the tailgate frame wiring harnesses and install a new tailgate handle release switch. Owners will be notified by male during the week of Jan. 20."

Ford is going to send a guy out to each owner's house to inform them? That's dedication.


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Maybe it's a gender specific task - like dumping holding tanks!


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I have no problem with the recall. Years ago there was no such thing and dealers would tell you "we never heard of that happening". But since it involves 250, 350, and 450's that are very popular for towing, how would you like to be pulling your fiver down the super slap and the tailgate drops? I just am old school and don't see a need for an electric tailgate latch.

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