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

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

Troy Powers
October 19, 2017

The recall includes trucks sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The Ford Motor Company is recalling more than one million F-Series pickup trucks due to door latch flaws that could cause vehicle doors to unexpectedly open.

According to the recall from Ford, a frozen door latch or bent or kinked actuation in the affected trucks is causing the issue.

Customers will be notified by letter to let them know they are part of the recall beginning the week of November 13. 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 F-150 pickup has consistently been the best selling vehicle in the country for decades.

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Dealers can fix the problem with the vehicles, Ford wrote, by installing water shields over the latches and repairing the damaged actuation cables.

The auto giant says it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with the latch issue.

Weigandt said Ford's decision to issue a recall is driven by data.

The recall of the trucks, Ford's best-selling and most profitable model line, is so big that the company made a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission informing investors that it will have an expense of $267 million, which will be reflected the company's fourth quarter 2017 financial results.

In September, Ford sold 82,302 F-Series trucks, up 21.4 percent from a year earlier.