Ford recalling 1.3 million F-series pickups

Javier Stokes
October 19, 2017

The automaker is recalling model year 2015 to 2017 F-150 trucks and model year 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks. 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.

Ford dealers will install water shields over door latches and inspect and fix actuation cables if necessary at no cost to customers.

Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with the problem. The bulletin told dealers to install a rain shield to address the problem.

The reference number for this recall is 17S33.

The company estimates that the recall will cost it $267 million in the fourth quarter, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ford expects this to change its annual adjusted earnings from $1.65 to $1.85 per share.

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When that happens, a door may appear closed, but the latch might not be engaged, creating the risk that the door could open while driving.

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

Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall in North America. Almost a 300,000 difference in vehicles sold between the No. 1 and 2 top-selling spots.

In September, Ford sold 82,302 F-Series trucks, up 21.4 percent from a year earlier.

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