Master Lock Tailgate Lock 8253DAT
Master Lock Tailgate Lock 8253DAT

Master Lock Tailgate Lock 8253DAT



List price: $39.99  


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The Master Lock Tailgate Lock gives pickup truck owners peace of mind that their tailgate will not walk away. The Tailgate Lock is a stainless steel lock that installs over one hinge post of most full-size pickups. The lock is then engaged by pressing the lock shackle in place and removing the key. The lock remains in place whether the tailgate is in the open or closed position. Master Lock backs up this tailgate lock with a limited lifetime manufacture warranty. Your tailgate will be safe when you secure it with a Master Lock Tailgate Lock.


  • Prevents the unauthorized removal of a pickup tailgate
    • Installs without removing the tailgate on most models
    • Fits Ford, GM, Dodge, and Toyota
    • Stainless Steel body
    • Velcro pads included to prevent rattle
    • Installs in minutes
    • Keyway cover protects lock mechanism from corrosion
    • Limited lifetime warranty


Cheap insurance against theft. Tailgates are very expensive, take the time to insure it will remain with your truck.

Bought 2, will buy again if needed.


Couldn't be any easier to install. Hope I never have the opportunity to see how well it works in a real situation, but It sure looks like it would!


Works as advertised! Wish the interior mechanism was not plastic, but everything today seem to be.

I would recommend this product for someone looking for an after market tailgate lock.

I put this one on a 2000 Tundra


Product was exactly as described. The installation was very easy and it seems to be constructed just fine. I am pleased with this purchase, it fit my Ford 2013 F-150 perfect and you do not even know it is there until you open the tailgate. Now I feel much more secure knowing that I have this extra deterrent against those who might think about stealing my lift gate.


Easy to istall fits, had it on my truck in just a few minutes


After getting a tailgate stolen from one of our work vehicles. I have purchased this lock for two of our work vehicles (2006 and 2009 Chevrolet Silverado) and for my sons' 1998 and 1999 GMC Sonoma (S-10) stepside. The lock has fit all of these vehicles well. The fit on the Sonoma is a bit tighter, but it does not interfere with function. The lock fits a bit loose on the 2009 Silverado, but it does keep the tailgate from being removed.


Likes others have said the gold part in the picture seems to be plastic. It does give a piece of mind so hopefully it will work if it ever gets tested


Very well made lock. It does the job. Would have rated 5 stars but: I have an 03 Chevy 2500HD and this lock does not fit really well. It is just a hair too wide, and presses between the tailgate skin and the upright rail on bed, making it a little difficult to open the tailgate. If I had a perfect condition truck I would have returned as I don't know if this will cause damage in the future.


This lock will only stop a casual thief. It has a stainless steel sheet metal coating with a hard plastic core. A dedicated thief with the right tool could break it with little trouble.


works good

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