2017 Ford F-250 SD Latches Locks Linkages Tailgate Latch Recall

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2017 Ford F-250 SD Latches Locks Linkages Tailgate Latch Recall

 NHTSA Recall #153061
NHTSA Compaign #19V864000
MFG Compaign #19S48
 ManufacturerFord Motor Company
 SupplierFORD
 BrandFORD
 ModelF-250 SD
 Model Year2017
 ComponentLATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TAILGATE:LATCH
 Date of notification22/01/20
 Begin date of manufacuring08/10/15
 End date of manufacturing03/11/19
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received04/12/19
 Report created05/12/19
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units231664
 Defect summaryFord motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2017-2019 super duty f-250, f-350, and f-450 trucks equipped with an electric tailgate latch release switch mounted in the tailgate handle. Water may enter the electrical wiring system and cause a short circuit, activating the switch and releasing the tailgate latches.
 Consequence summaryUnintended tailgate opening may allow unrestrained cargo to fall out of the truck bed and become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionFord will notify owners, and dealers will modify the tailgate/frame wiring harnesses by adding jumper pigtails to isolate the tailgate release control circuits and will install a new tailgate handle release switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin january 20, 2020. Owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19s48.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

 

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