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If you have a Ford 201-2019, might want to lock your tailgate if you can when you don’t have the TC on. Well, I don’t know if they still have locks or not.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/ford-........er-duty-trucks-explorer-lincoln-aviator/

Not only will thousands of Ford F-Series Super Duty pickups need to go back for potentially buggy daytime running lights, as a recall detailed earlier this week, but the automaker also announced a larger campaign for the truck.

Ford said on Friday that 231,664 F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty pickups are covered in a new recall for tailgates that may open unintentionally. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had already opened an investigation into this issue. The recall covers 2017-2019 model years for the trucks, and another 29,953 of them are being recalled in America's hat, aka 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 whenever it pleases, whether that's while parked or driving.

If the tailgate opens unintentionally, cargo could spill out, which increases the risk of injury and a crash.

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Do people actually use the daylight running light settings? One of my biggest pet peeves it the fact that most folks that use that setting don't realize that it only turns on the headlights on the majority of vehicles. So those folks drive around in the rain and at night with no lit tail or marker lights.


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Not sure about daytime running lights, but I pretty much always use the Auto setting. That is, unless the mechanic decides to turn it off. [emoticon] In that case, I have to notice and turn it back to Auto.

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The link doesn't open for me.
I did not use my tailgate much on my 2017 model, but from what I remember it has mechanical latches that hold the tailgate up and electrical latch lock for security.
Meaning even electrical malfunction will release the lock, the latches will still hold the tailgate up.
The lock assemble has whole harness going to it, what operates camera and light as well.





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Kayteg1 wrote:

The link doesn't open for me.
I did not use my tailgate much on my 2017 model, but from what I remember it has mechanical latches that hold the tailgate up and electrical latch lock for security.
Meaning even electrical malfunction will release the lock, the latches will still hold the tailgate up.
The lock assemble has whole harness going to it, what operates camera and light as well.

I’m not familiar with the design. If you pull the handle when it’s locked, does it release the latches so that when you do (or it does) eventually unlock it, it falls? Maybe that’s the concern. If not then nothing to worry about.

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Buzzcut1 wrote:

Do people actually use the daylight running light settings? One of my biggest pet peeves it the fact that most folks that use that setting don't realize that it only turns on the headlights on the majority of vehicles. So those folks drive around in the rain and at night with no lit tail or marker lights.


Buzzcut...I couldn't agree more. If daytime running lights are for "safety", then simply have all the lights come on when you start your vehicle, end of story. Here where I live it really is a menace when driving in poor weather conditions morons are driving with no headlamps on thus no tail lights. I see them everyday going to work in the early hours, DRL's on only. The Feds didn't go far enough imho when they brought out this. It would sure make driving behind these vehicles safer. I agree with you 100%.


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wnjj wrote:

Kayteg1 wrote:

The link doesn't open for me.
I did not use my tailgate much on my 2017 model, but from what I remember it has mechanical latches that hold the tailgate up and electrical latch lock for security.
Meaning even electrical malfunction will release the lock, the latches will still hold the tailgate up.
The lock assemble has whole harness going to it, what operates camera and light as well.

I’m not familiar with the design. If you pull the handle when it’s locked, does it release the latches so that when you do (or it does) eventually unlock it, it falls? Maybe that’s the concern. If not then nothing to worry about.

Some models have an inside the truck button to release the tailgate (like a trunk release button). If I understand correctly, that is the issue they are having.


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Some models have an inside the truck button to release the tailgate (like a trunk release button). If I understand correctly, that is the issue they are having.


I heard about such switch possible only on dump truck.
What would be purpose of it on regural bed?
Anyway, I check my VIN for recalls - they aren't any at this time.
I've seen whistle-blowing reporters making articles about subjects they don't understand more than once. I think this is one of them.

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Kayteg1 wrote:

K_and_I wrote:


Some models have an inside the truck button to release the tailgate (like a trunk release button). If I understand correctly, that is the issue they are having.


I heard about such switch possible only on dump truck.
What would be purpose of it on regural bed?
Anyway, I check my VIN for recalls - they aren't any at this time.
I've seen whistle-blowing reporters making articles about subjects they don't understand more than once. I think this is one of them.

Not sure of the purpose. Here is a thread on a Ford truck forum about the issue:
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