Ford Motor Recalling 1.3 Million F-Series Trucks Due Door Latch Issue

By  //  October 18, 2017

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ABOVE VIDEO: Ford Motor Company said on Wednesday it would recall about 1.3 million vehicles in North America to add a water shield to side door latches.

(CNBC) – Ford Motor said on Wednesday it would recall about 1.3 million 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks in North America to add water shields to side door latches at a cost of $267 million.

The No.2 U.S. automaker said the safety recall is due to a frozen door latch or a bent or kinked actuation cable in the affected vehicles, that may result in a door not opening or closing.

A Ford spokeswoman said customers would be notified next month but did not have a timetable for when parts will be available. Dealers will install water shields over the door latches and inspect and repair door latch cables if needed.

Ford has now recalled more than 5 million vehicles for varying door latch-related issues since 2016, but the company said the issue in the new recall is different from prior ones.

Key Takeaways

– Ford Motor will recall about 1.3 million 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks in North America.
– The company will add water shields to side door latches at a cost of $267 million.
– Ford says the recall is due to a frozen door latch or a bent or kinked actuation cable in the affected vehicles, that may result in a door not opening or closing.

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