Ford Recalling 1.3 Million Pickups Over Door Issue

Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford left and Chief Executive Mark Fields stand next to a Ford F-150 truck at the North American International Auto show Monday Jan. 9 2017 in Detroit

Some of the trucks are prone to having a door latch freeze in cold weather or a bent or kinked actuation cable that interferes with the door's operation.

Even if customers are able to open and close the door, that latch may not fully engage, meaning the door could fling open while driving, Ford warned.

Ford estimates that repairs will cost $267 million.

The Fix: Dealers will install water shields over the door latches to prevent water from seeping inside for free. Thankfully, Ford hasn't heard of any related accidents or injuries so far.




2015-17 F-150, built at Dearborn Assembly Plant, March 12, 2014 to December 31, 2016. The Limited trim has been available on the light-duty F-150 since 2015 and will now be offered on F-250, F-350 and F-450 pickups. The second-largest USA automaker also said its full-year adjusted earnings per share will still be in the range of $1.65 to $1.85 a share. Affected trucks are 1.1 million in the United States, more than 222,000 in Canada and 21,000 trucks in Mexico.

Ford has previously disclosed plans to spend $935 million on other recalls announced since August 2016.

In September 2016, Ford said it was taking a $640 million charge for its expanded side-door latch recalls.

In March, Ford said it would spend $295 million to recall 211,000 vehicles in North America to replace potentially faulty side door latches and 230,000 vehicles for under-hood fire risks. It shares were flat at $12.20.

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