Giant Ford F-Series Truck Recall to Cost $267 Million

Andrew Cummings
October 18, 2017

The affected trucks include 2015, 2016 and 2017 model year F-150s and some 2017 Super Duty trucks.

Ford said on Wednesday it would recall about 1.3 million vehicles in North America to add a water shield to side door latches. The recall includes trucks sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The fix is created to prevent doors from not opening or closing properly. The recall is associated with faulty door latches that could cause water to infiltrate the door, eventually leading to the failure of the latch.

The automaker says it's not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue at this time.

The F-Series recall involves about 1.1 million pickups in the USA, plus 222,408 in Canada and 21,090 in Mexico.

Ford said the cost of the new recall would be reflected in its fourth-quarter results.

It's a relatively minor part but it affects many vehicles.

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.

The F-150 pickup was recently redesigned to use more lightweight aluminum in it structure.

Although the F-Series roots are as a work truck, Ford has been pushing the vehicle line upscale.

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