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Ford recalls 1.3 million pickups

Ford recalls 1.3 million pickups”

Ford Motor Co. issued a recall of 1.3 million trucks in North America Wednesday after discovering the vehicle doors may suddenly swing open while driving. The recall is associated with faulty door latches that could cause water to infiltrate the door, eventually leading to the failure of the latch.

Of the 1,344,605 vehicles affected in North America, just over 1.1 million are in the United States, with 222,408 located in Canada and another 21,000 in Mexico. 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.

Customers will be notified by letter to let them know they are part of the recall beginning the week of November 13.

The reference number for this recall is 17S33.

Affected vehicles include certain 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks.

The automaker says the repairs will cost Ford $267 million.

Ford's stock traded higher at the time the announcement was made. Ford said it continues to expect full-year adjusted earnings in the range of $1.65 to $1.85‍ per share.

As a result, doors may not open (not good in an emergency situation) or may not fully close, potentially swinging open while the truck is moving (also very bad). It shares were flat at $12.20.



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