Ford recalling 1 million trucks over doors that could open while driving

Marcus Newton
October 19, 2017

Ford Motor Company has recalled 1.3 million F-Series pickups over a faulty door latch that may allow the door to open while the vehicle is in motion.

The No.2 US 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.

More than one million Ford F-series pickup trucks are being recalled in the United States for a door latch problem. If a person is able to open and close the door regardless of these conditions, the door may not latch properly and could pop open while driving, "increasing the risk of injury".

The auto company says they have not heard of any injuries due to this issue.

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The F-150 pickup has consistently been the best selling vehicle in the country for decades. Ford estimates the cost of the recall at $267 million.

Dealers will install water shields over the door latches and inspect and fix the door latch actuation cables if needed at no cost to the customer.

2015-17 F-150, built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, Aug. 11, 2014 to December 30, 2016.

Ford shares fell 0.7 percent to $12.19 in late trading Wednesday. Through the first nine months of the year, the company has sold almost 600,000 F-Series pickups, up 10.6 percent from the same period in 2016.

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