Ford recalls over a million trucks over faulty door latches


Ford has issued yet another recall due to problems with door latches. reports the manufacturer is voluntarily recalling about 1.3 million trucks in North America due to what they're calling a frozen door latch or a bent or kinked actuation cable. The issue may result in a door not opening or closing. The fix is adding water shields to side door latches at a cost of $267 million.

Here are the model trucks affected by the recall:

  • 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

Ford says affected customers would be notified starting next month to bring in their trucks for repair. At that time, dealers will install water shields over the door latches and inspect and repair door latch cables if needed.


This is just the latest recall for Ford over latch issues. In March, Ford recalled 211,000 vehicles in North America to replace potentially faulty side door latches. And just over a year ago, Ford recalled 2.4 million vehicles for problems with door latches. In all, Ford has recalled more than 5 million vehicles for latch issues since 2016.

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