Ford Recalls F-Series For Tailgates Issue
Dec. 9, 2019—Ford is recalling 231,664 F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty pickupsfor tailgates that may open unintentionally, reported CNET. The recall covers 2017-2019 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 whenever it pleases, 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.
In SUVs with a sleeve that's too short, the fuel line could make hard contact with the convolute-protected vapor fuel line. Vibrations and wear could wear down the plastic fuel line and create a gasoline leak. Gasoline leaks increase the risk of a fire.