Safety Recall 19S48 – Unintended Tailgate Opening – 2017-2019 Ford F-250 – F-450

December 4, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V864000

Tailgate May Open Unexpectedly

Unintended tailgate opening may allow unrestrained cargo to fall out of the truck bed and become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V864

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected 231,664

 

Summary

Ford 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.

 

Remedy

Ford 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.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Check if you Vehicle has a Recall


December 5, 2019

TO: All U.S.Ford and Lincoln Dealers

SUBJECT: NEW VEHICLE DEMONSTRATION / DELIVERY HOLD – Advance Notice – Safety Recall 19S48
Certain 2017-2019 Model Year F-250-F-450 Vehicles
Unintended Tailgate Opening

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Vehicle Model Year Assembly Plant Build Dates
F-250-F-450 2017-2019 Kentucky October 8, 2015 through November 3, 2019

Affected vehicles are identified in OASIS and FSA VIN Lists.

 

REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL

In all of the affected vehicles, water entry into the electrical system could cause the tailgate to unlatch and possibly open while the vehicle is being driven or is stationary. When the unintended tailgate opening occurs, there is a risk of damage to the tailgate and/or loss of cargo, with a resultant risk to traffic.

 

SERVICE ACTION

DO NOT DEMONSTRATE OR DELIVER any new in-stock vehicles involved in this safety recall. A complete Dealer Bulletin is expected to be available to dealers the week of December 16, 2019 when it is anticipated that parts ordering information and repair instructions will be available to support this safety recall.

 

CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION

Owners of record will be notified via first-class mail after repair instructions and parts ordering information have been provided to dealers.

PLEASE NOTE:

Federal law requires dealers to complete this recall service before a new vehicle is delivered to the buyer or lessee. Violation of this requirement by a dealer could result in a civil penalty of up to $21,000 per vehicle. Correct all vehicles in your new vehicle inventory prior to delivery.

 

QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE

For questions and assistance, contact the Special Service Support Center (SSSC) via the SSSC Web Contact Site. The SSSC Web Contact Site can be accessed through the Professional Technician Society (PTS) website using the SSSC link listed at the bottom of the OASIS VIN report screen or listed under the SSSC tab.

 

Sincerely,

 

David J. Johnson



9 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
FORD F-250 SD 2017-2019
FORD F-350 SD 2017-2019
FORD F-450 SD 2017-2019

4 Associated Documents

Chronology

RMISC-19V864-3920.pdf 87.81KB

Download (PDF, 86KB)


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V864-9020.PDF 213.757KB

Download (PDF, 209KB)


Miscellaneous Document – Media Notice

RMISC-19V864-4175.pdf 17.865KB

Download (PDF, 17KB)


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Unintended Tailgate Opening Recall

RCMN-19V864-3410.pdf 69.509KB

Download (PDF, 68KB)


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V864&docType=RCL



 


 

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