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Ford recalling 1.3 million F-series pickups

19 October 2017, 01:01 | Gordon Grant

Ford Recalls 1.3 Million F-150 and Super Duty Trucks Over Frozen Door Latches

Giant Ford F-Series Truck Recall to Cost $267 Million

The No.2 US automaker said the safety recall is due to a 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 automaker is recalling model year 2015 to 2017 F-150 trucks and model year 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks.

Dealers can fix the problem with the vehicles, Ford wrote, by installing water shields over the latches and repairing the damaged actuation cables.

The affected models include some of the model year 2015, 2016 and 2017 F-150's, as well as some 2017 Super Duty pickups.

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A Ford spokeswoman, Elizabeth Weigandt, said customers would be notified next month but did not have a timetable for when parts will be available.

Ford estimates the cost of the recall at $267 million.

Ford's F-150 pickup truck is one of the country's most popular vehicles and a perennial best-seller. The reference number is 17S33. The recall is associated with faulty door latches that could cause water to infiltrate the door, eventually leading to the failure of the latch.

According to CNBC, Ford previously said it planned to spend $935 million on fixing vehicles that were included in recalls going back to August 2016. Thankfully, Ford hasn't heard of any related accidents or injuries so far. It shares were flat at $12.20.

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