I just looked at the passenger side and it is as you’d expect it to be. Let’s see what lame answer they give you. These days it’s usually just made up on the fly.
Our 17p4x is the same..pretty sure they all have the same weird gap..Mine is a 2020 and does have that gap. I didn’t notice it until posted here so no idea if my 2018 had it as well.
Don’t hold your breath awaiting a phone call, in the old days when people were honorable you absolutely would receive a call back. I hope I’m wrong.
True..funny how it took what 5 or 6 years for this to get noticed..like i said earlier i thought it was a hole smashed out by some ice or something,,There has to be a purpose for the gap... But at the same time there are some unused mounting tabs/holes in the area..
Could u imagine spending an afternoon having fun in the mud?? I bet 30 lbs or more would collect back there!!!
^^^This. Looked at a co-workers F-150 in the parking lot there. Everything is exposed.I'm honestly not sure it matters. After going offroad, my 2018 pro4x with mudflaps had an insane amount of mud everywhere you can imagine on both sides of the vehicle. So whether that hole is there or not, you're going to get road debris in places up behind that plastic liner. The main reason the liner is there is so that the surface isn't chipped up by rock impacts to expose bare metal and eventually rust. Also keep in mind that there are other trucks like the F-150 that don't even come with wheelwell liners unless you option them...