Ford F-150, 2017 Ford Super Duty: Recall Alert
- Author: David Armstrong Oct 19, 2017,
Oct 19, 2017, 0:38
While the company said that it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue, it increases the risk for injury. Ford says dealers will install water shields over the door latches and inspect and fix the door latch actuation cables at no cost to the customer.
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's F-Series line remained the top-selling vehicle in the country in 2016.
Following the typical pattern for recalls, notices will be sent out to owners, who will then be able to go to Ford dealerships to have the problem fixed. "When the data indicates a safety recall is needed, we move quickly", she said.
The automaker is recalling model year 2015 to 2017 F-150 trucks and model year 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks.
Ford has previously disclosed plans to spend $935 million on other recalls announced since August 2016. Ford expects this to change its annual adjusted earnings from $1.65 to $1.85 per share.
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.
The problem is a door latch issue that could allow the door to open while the truck is in motion. It shares were flat at $12.20.