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Can a Ford truck running board be detached and be operated…

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Can a Ford truck...

Can a Ford truck running board be detached and be operated independently?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

I am asking about general ford truck pick up models for the last 10 years .

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

A person was injured (the issue is not between him and the manufacturer but whether he can sue the owner of the parking lot for the icy surface causing the slip and fall , because he banged his head on the running board. The vehicle was not in motion. If the running board can be detached and operate independently of the vehicle ( say , for example , in being used as a loading ramp device ) the parking lot owner may be liable. If the loading ramp cannot be detached and operated independently , the parking lot owner may be exempt from liability. Seems like a strange distinction but that is what the question may boil down to.

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Ford Mechanic: Chris, Auto Service Technician replied 10 months ago
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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I will assist you.

Yes the running boards can be removed from the vehicle, but not really used for anything else like a loading ramp. Also the removal of a running board would require the use of tools (wrenches, etc.) and would probably take about a half an hour per side.

I hope this answers your question.

Chris

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Good morning! Just checking back to see if you received my answer from yesterday. Please let me know if you did or did not. I can send it again if necessary.
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Hello, just checking back to see if you received my answer and/or have any follow up questions. Please let me know.

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