Ford Recalling More Than 14,000 F-Series Trucks Due to Issue with Accessory Door Handles
The accessory door handle covers may cause the doors to unlatch during a side impact collision
Ford Motor Company is recalling approximately 14,410 model year 2015-2017 F-150, and model year 2017 F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks that were originally produced with black or body colored exterior door handles that may have been subsequently equipped with a chrome exterior door handle cover accessory kit purchased from a Ford dealer.
What's the problem?
These accessory door handle covers may cause the doors to unlatch in a side impact collision. As such, these vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 206, "Door Locks and Door Retention Components."
If the truck's doors unlatch and open during a side impact collision, the vehicle occupants have an increased risk of injury.
What happens next?
Ford will notify owners of the recalled trucks beginning in late July 2017. Ford dealers will then remove the accessory covers and refund the purchase price.
Owners with additional questions can contact Ford at (866) 436-7332. The reference number for this recall is 17C09.