Ford is recalling certain model-year 2018 F-150 trucks with manual and power release tailgates because the tailgate latches may unlatch unexpectedly while driving. An unexpected tailgate opening could allow unrestrained cargo to fall out of the truck bed, becoming a road hazard and increasing the risk of a crash.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on January 31, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 866-436-7332 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To resolve the issue, dealers will replace the tailgate latches.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.