Ford Super Duty Tailgate Step - Explained
For the 2008 model year, Ford introduced the innovative, integrated Tailgate Step on the 2008 Ford Super Duty truck. This is an industry first. It is anticipated this will also be seen on the redesigned 2009 F-150.
When not in use, the Tailgate Step is tucked away inside the tailgate of the pickup. To use it, simply lower the tailgate, pull the middle section of the tailgate out exposing the step. The tubular section will drop down and will look like a step. Next, flip the little piece on the step to make a larger step surface.
Then, pull up the sturdy grab handle that's conveniently stowed in the tailgate plastic protector. And you're done! What a simple invention that means so much. You'll no longer have to stand on the tire and reach over or climb up on the tailgate. Now you can just step up.