DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 262,000 big pickups in the U.S. and Canada.
The company says the heavy-duty pickup trucks’ tailgates can open unexpectedly.READ MORE: Legislature Again OKs Tax Cuts; Whitmer Floats $500 Rebate
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.
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: 'Ride For Equity’ Detroit To Mackinaw City Raises Equitable Funding For Black Business Awareness
The company says it has no reports of crashes or injuries. 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 male during the week of Jan. 20.MORE NEWS: Wayne County Man Wins $1M On Scratch Off Lottery Ticket
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