definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,833 miles

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problem #3

Jan 222019


  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2017 Ford F-250. While driving 55 mph, the automatic tailgate activated independently. The contact pulled the vehicle over off of the roadway and closed the tailgate. When the contact re-entered the vehicle, the tailgate activated independently again. The vehicle was taken to gjovik Ford Inc (located at 2600 us-34, sandwich, il 60548, (630) 552-8058) where it was diagnosed that water made contact with the wiring harness that controlled the tailgate. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 37,000.

- Somonauk, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 012018

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2017 Ford F-250. While the vehicle was reversing and towing a 26 foot trailer, the tailgate dropped down and crashed onto a tool box. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to five star Ford (3800 highway 78, snellville, ga 30039, (678) 384-4242) where it was determined that the vehicle was not covered under a warranty. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and provided case number: [xxx]. a decision on repairing the vehicle was pending. The failure mileage was 75,000. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Snellville, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 142019


  • 25,500 miles
I continue to have issues with the tailgate opening on its own. Today it came down sometime while I was traveling down the interstate to work. I will eventually loose something out of the back, and I have a cover on the bed, so I cannot see when the tailgate is down. My truck does not fall in the time frame Ford has on their tsb so I the dealership cannot address the problem. May truck was an August build and the tsb for the problem only covers trucks built up to July

- Mt. Sterling, KY, USA