Ford recalls 230K trucks over faulty tailgate

Ford recalls 230K trucks over faulty tailgate
FILE Photo: In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo robots weld the bed of a Ford F Series trucks on the assembly line at the Ford Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich. Ford Motor Co. 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. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) ((AP Photo/Carlos Osorio/AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Ford is recalling more than 230,000 F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty pickup trucks for faulty tailgates that can open unintentionally.

The recall covers model year 2017 to 2019 trucks.

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Water can enter the wiring system, causing the electric tailgate latch release to activate on trucks that have it, allowing cargo to fall out.

There are no reports of crashes or injuries because of the issue. Trucks with traditional tailgates are not affected.

Ford dealers will repair the issue for no charge. Owners will be notified the week of Jan. 20.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.