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Ford Recalls 1.3M Trucks for Door Latches

October 18, 2017

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.
Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 1.1 million 2015-2017 Ford F-150 and 2017 Super Duty trucks in the U.S. because of faulty side door latches, according to the automaker.

Ford dealers will fix the problem by installing water shields over the door latches. The door latch actuation cables will also be inspected and repaired if needed. There will be no charge for this service.

The door problem stems from a frozen door latch or a bent or kinked actuation cable, which may cause the door to stop opening or closing properly. With this condition, the door may appear closed without the latch fully engaging the door striker. As a result, the door might open unexpectedly while driving, increasing the risk of injury, Ford said.

In addition to the affected trucks in the U.S., this recall covers 222,408 trucks in Canada and 21,090 in Mexico. The recall covers more than 1.3 million trucks in all of North America.

Ford said it isn’t aware of any accidents or injuries tied to the issue. The company’s reference number for the recall is 17S33.

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