Ford Recalls 1.3 Million F-150 and Super Duty Trucks with Doors That Could Suddenly Open
The door may appear to be closed, but the latch may not fully engage
Ford Motor Company has announced a safety recall affecting approximately 1.3 million model year 2015-2017 F-150 and model year 2017 F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, F-650, and F-750 Super Duty trucks sold in North America.
What's the problem?
In the affected vehicles, a frozen door latch or a bent or kinked actuation cable may result in a door that will not open or will not close properly.
As such, the door may appear to be closed, but the latch may not fully engage the door striker. This could allow the door to open suddenly while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants.
Ford says that it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.
What happens next?
Owners of the recalled F-150 and Super Duty trucks will be notified by Ford. Dealers will then install water shields over the door latches and inspect and repair the door latch actuation cables, if needed. All repairs related to this recall will be completed free of charge to vehicle owners.
For further recall information, contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332—reference recall number 17S33.