An investigation is being opened into why electric tailgates are opening on their own in 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks.
The F-250 and F-350 trucks are equipped with electronic tailgates that can be opened with the key fobs, but five owners filed complaints saying the tailgates opened without warning and uncommanded.
In TSB #17-2196, Ford told its dealers that water could get into a wiring harness and cause “uncommanded tailgate openings” in Super Duty trucks. If the tailgate is down while driving, all the jostling can cause extensive damage.
Besides, no-one likes getting caught with their tailgate down.