For the last 35 years, the best-selling vehicle in the United States has been the Ford F-Series. According to Business Insider, Ford has produced 35 million F-Series trucks since the F-1 was introduced in 1948.
In 2016 alone, 820,799 Ford F-Series were purchased. Now, Ford has announced the recall of an astounding 1.3 million F-Series trucks.
The recall applies to 2015-17 F-150 and 2017 Super Duty vehicles in North America. Ford announced on Wednesday that the recall is due to faulty doors.
The company said, "Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for approximately 1.3 million 2015-17 F-150 and 2017 Super Duty vehicles in North America to add a water shield to side door latches. In affected vehicles, a frozen door latch or a bent or kinked actuation cable may result in a door that will not open or will not close condition."
"Should a customer be able to open and close the door with these conditions," they continued, "the door may appear closed, but the latch may not fully engage the door striker with the potential that the door could open while driving, increasing the risk of injury."
Ford said that they are not currently aware of any accidents or injuries associated with the door problems. This recall, however, will cost the company an estimated $267 million.
The company will instill water shields over the door latches, inspect the door latch actuation cables, and complete repairs as necessary. Dealers will not charge customers for any of the adjustments.
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