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

2017 Ford F-150

Ford Motor Co. has recalled 1.3 million pickup trucks because of an issue that could allow a door to open while driving in certain conditions - the same problem the automaker had with some cars.

Ford said on Wednesday it would recall about 1.3 million vehicles in North America to add a water shield to side door latches. In the first nine months of 2017, Ford has sold more than 820,000 of its F-Series pickups.

It can also prevent the driver from opening the door when necessary.

The F-Series pickups are huge profit drivers for Ford and are usually the best-selling vehicles in the United States every year.




The automaker said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with the latch issue. If a person is able to open and close the door regardless of these conditions, the door may not latch properly and could pop open while driving, "increasing the risk of injury".

The Dearborn, Mich. -based automaker said that dealers would install water shields over the door latches and inspect and fix door latch actuation cables at no cost to the customer.

The affected models include some of the model year 2015, 2016 and 2017 F-150's, as well as some 2017 Super Duty pickups. Selecting all options on the highest level F-450 Limited runs the total price up to $94,455.

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