DETROIT (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — While there have been no reports of injuries or crashes, Ford is recalling nearly 262,000 heavy-duty pickup trucks in the U.S. and Canada because the tailgates can open unexpectedly.
The recall covers F-250, F-350 and F-450 trucks from the 2017 through 2019 model years. All the trucks have electric tailgate latch release switches in the tailgate handle.READ MORE: Supreme Court To Hear Senator Ted Cruz's Campaign Finance Challenge
Ford says water can get into the electrical wiring and cause a short circuit, activating the switches and releasing the latches. That could allow loose cargo to fall onto the road.READ MORE: Police In Lewisville Searching For Missing 10-Year-Old Simon Lian
Trucks with mechanical tailgate latches are not affected.
Dealers will fix the tailgate frame wiring harnesses and install a new tailgate handle release switch. Owners will be notified by mail during the week of January 20.MORE NEWS: FC Dallas Welcomes Jesús, David Ferreira As 1st Father-Son Designated Players In MLS
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