CONSUMER CATCH-UP: Ford recalls F-Series trucks due to faulty tailgate, Disney+ coming to Tesla Theater 'soon,' and Netflix, Tinder top the money-making apps of the 2010s

ByMichael Finney and Simone Chavoor via KGO logo
Saturday, December 28, 2019
CONSUMER CATCH-UP: Ford recalls F-Series trucks due to faulty tailgate, Disney+ coming to Tesla Theater 'soon,' and more
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CONSUMER CATCH-UP: Ford is recalling 261,000 F-Series trucks due to faulty tailgate latches, Elon Musk says Disney+ is coming to Tesla Theater 'soon,' and Netflix and Tinder top the money-making apps of the 2010s.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Ford recalling F-Series trucks with faulty tailgate latch

Ford is recalling 261,000 trucks due to a tailgate issue.

The recall affects model year 2017 through 2019 Ford F-250s, F-350s, and F-450 Super Duty trucks. The problem stems from the possibility for water to get inside the tailgate's electrical wiring system, which could short circuit and activate the latch-release switch in the tailgate handle, allowing the tailgate to open. This could lead to the loss of cargo in the truck bed if the truck is in motion, and possibly cause a crash, although Ford is not aware of any related injuries or accidents.

Ford is working to notify owners, and consumers can call customer service at (866) 436-7332 for more information. Dealers will modify the tailgate wiring to prevent any accidental releases.

Elon Musk says Disney+ coming to Tesla Theater "soon"

Elon Musk is teasing that Disney+ is coming to Tesla systems "soon."

A Tesla owners group tweeted at the Tesla CEO on Thursday, asking: "@elonmusk can @tesla add @disneyplus to the #Tesla theatre in a future update? A lot of users would love to have this feature."

Musk's short reply was, "Coming soon."

Tesla Theater is a new in-car software feature that was released in September, and already includes Netflix, YouTube, and Twitch. The streaming entertainment is only available when the car is in park and not moving.

Disney is the parent company of ABC7-KGO.

Netflix, Tinder top money-making apps of 2010s

Consumers spent more money on Netflix than any other app in the past decade, a new study reveals.

App Analytics firm App Annie used iOS and Google Play data to determine the most money-making apps of the 2010s. At the top was subscription-based Netflix. Also included in the top ten were other music and video apps, including Pandora, Spotify, YouTube, HBO Now, and international apps like Tencent Video, iQIYI, Kwai, and Line.

In second place, right after Netflix, was the dating app Tinder. Tinder only began charging its users for its service in 2015, making its high ranking even more impressive.

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