Ford to recall 1.3M F-150 and Super Duty trucks — doors could fly open

Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it would recall about 1.3 million vehicles in North America, including certain 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks, to add water shields to side door latches.

The No.2 U.S. automaker said the safety recall is due to 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 company said it was not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with the issue but said because of the fault the door may appear closed, increasing the risk of the door opening while driving.

Affected models:

  • 2015-17 F-150s built at Dearborn, March 12, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2016
  • 2015-17 F-150s vehicles built at Kansas City, Aug. 11, 2014 to Dec. 30, 2016
  • 2017 Super Duty trucks built at Kentucky, Oct. 8, 2015 to Sept. 1, 2016

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

Ford said it continues to expect full-year adjusted earnings in the range of $1.65 to $1.85‍​ per share.

Reporting by Ankit Ajmera

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