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Ford Expands F-Series Pickup Door Latch Recall


Ford has expanded a recall for Ford F-series pickups that suffer from a door latch defect which can result in doors unlatching during a crash.

Details of the Ford F-Series Recall Expansion

According to the Car Connection, the recall was expanded from covering 551 vehicles, 247 of which were sold in the U.S., to covering 14,410 pickups in the U.S.

The root problem is described as aftermarket door handle covers manufactured by Putco in Des Moines, Iowa and sold by Ford dealerships. According to the national Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the covers can result in doors unlatching during a side-impact collision.

For obvious reasons, this defect can significantly increase the risk of injury to the truck’s occupants should such a collision occur.

Vehicles Now Covered by the Recall

With the expansion, the recall now includes the following models:

  • 2014-2017 Ford F-150
  • 2017 Ford F-250
  • 2017 Ford F-350
  • 2017 Ford F-450
  • 2017 Ford F-550

Owners of recalled vehicles can expet to be notified July 21, 2017.

 

 

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