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Ford recalls F-150s with manual and power release tailgates

The tailgate may open unexpectedly

2018 Ford F-150
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Ford Motor Company is recalling 57,591 model year 2018 F-150s with manual and power release tailgates.

The tailgate latches may unlatch unexpectedly while the vehicle is being driven.

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

What to do

Dealers will replace the left-hand and right-hand tailgate latches free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on January 31, 2022.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 21S53.

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