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Ford Canada Issues Ford F-150 Tailgate Recall

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Ford Canada has announced a safety recall for specific year model Ford F-150 trucks. The Ford F-150 tailgate recall has to do with tailgates that can unintendedly open when the truck is moving. This Ford F-150 tailgate recall is very similar to a recall that Ford announced in the United States for Super Duty pickups in December 2019. Ford notes that it is unaware of any accident or injury related to this particular recall.

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The defect: Ford says that certain F-150 vehicles in Canada with an electric tailgate-latch release can short-circuit due to water ingress and unintentionally activate the switch, releasing the tailgate.

The hazards: a tailgate that unintentionally opens poses a risk of unrestrained cargo falling out of the bed, leading to an increased risk of a crash.

Affected vehicles: vehicles impacted by this recall include 2015 through 2018 Ford F-150s sold in Canada that feature an electric tailgate release. The trucks were built at the Dearborn Truck Plant from July 28th, 2014, through October 22nd, 2018 and at the Kansas City Assembly Plant from February 19th, 2015, through November 4th, 2018.

Number of vehicles affected: the Ford F-150 tailgate recall covers 89,472 vehicles in Canada

The fix: dealers will modify the tailgate-frame wiring harness by adding jumper pigtails to isolate the tailgate-release control circuits and install a new tailgate handle release switch.

Owners should: contact their local Ford dealer.

  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 20S01
  • NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website: www.safercar.gov

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