Ford recalls 1.3M pickups over door latching issues
Recall affects F-150s from 2015 through 2017, and 2017 Super Duty trucksJoe Duarte
Published: October 19, 2017, 10:30 PM
Updated: October 24, 2017, 6:29 AM
Ford is recalling 1.3 million pickup trucks with doors that may not latch properly.
The issue affects F-150 pickups from 2015 through 2017, and 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickups. The vehicles in question may have a non-functioning door latch due to being frozen or because the actuation cable may be kinked or bent. If one of those conditions persists, the door may not open or may not close, and if the door is able to be opened and closed, it may not be fully closed due to the latch not fully engaging the door striker.
If that were to happen, the door could open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants, although Ford is not aware of any incidents or injuries related to the issue.
The recall affects 1,344,605 F-Series pickups in North America, with 1,101,107 in the United States and federalized territories, 222,408 in Canada and 21,090 in Mexico.
Ford is asking owners to return their pickup trucks to Ford dealerships, where the actuation cable will be inspected and replaced as needed. Dealers will also install water shields over the door latches to protect them from accumulating moisture and freezing in cold temperatures.