Ford recalls 1.3M F-Series pickups, including 2017 Super Duty

Ford recalls 1.3M F-Series pickups, including 2017 Super Duty

The latch could open while the truck is moving, and/or prevent the driver from opening the door as needed.

The Problem: Frozen door latches, as well as bent or kinked actuation cables, may cause the door not to open or close properly. In the first nine months of 2017, Ford has sold more than 820,000 of its F-Series pickups.

The company said in a release Wednesday it will install a water shield to side door latches in F-150s from 2015-17 and Super Duty for 2017.

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.

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The recall involves approximately 1,344,605 vehicles in North America, including 1,101,107 in the United States and federalized territories, 222,408 in Canada and 21,090 in Mexico. At this time, Ford says it's not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this problem.

The company said the cost of the recall was estimated to be $267 million, and would be reflected in its fourth quarter results.

2017 F-250 Super Duty 4X4 Crew Cab Lariat.

Through the first nine months of 2017 the Ford F-Series was the top-selling vehicle in the USA with sales of more than 658,636 trucks, a 10.6 percent jump compared with the same period a year ago, according to industry research firm Autodata Corp. A fully loaded F-450 can run the tab to almost $100,000.

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