Theo Thimou, Clark.com
Ford Motor Company is recalling more than a million vehicles from its popular F-150 and Super Duty lines because of a door latch issue that could pose a safety hazard while driving.
Details about major F-150 and Super Duty recall
Affected vehicles from model years 2015 to 2017 are experiencing problems with a frozen door latch or damaged actuation cable that could create a situation where the doors will not open or close.
This widespread malfunction is particularly dangerous because the doors can appear to be closed even though the latch has not actually engaged. That creates a potential for the door to open while the truck is in motion, thus increasing the risk of driver injury.
Here are the affected vehicles included in the recall:
- 2015-17 F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Assembly Plant from Mar. 12, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2016
- 2015-17 F-150 vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant from Aug. 11, 2014 to Dec. 30, 2016
- 2017 Super Duty vehicles built at Kentucky Assembly Plant from Oct. 8, 2015 to Sept. 1, 2016
Thankfully, no injuries have been reported stemming from this issue.
The remedy here is a free door repair at your local Ford dealership. Dealers will install water shields over the door latches and fix the door latch actuation cables if needed at no charge to owners.