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Ford recalls 1.3 million trucks over a door latch issue
Ford is recalling 1.3 million trucks due to issues with their side door latches, the company announced Wednesday.
Right now, doors on 2015-2017 models of F-150 trucks, as well as doors on 2017 Super Duty pickups, may not latch all the way even if the door appears to be closed. That means they might swing open while driving or get stuck when drivers try to open them, though Ford hasn’t heard any reports of this happening.
Ford will install water shields over the latches to prevent freezing and inspect latch cables for free to repair the issue.
Just one day earlier, the Center for Auto Safety urged Ford to recall another 1.3 million Explorer SUVs over carbon monoxide poisoning concerns. But the company has insisted time and time again that these vehicles are safe, making the trucks Ford's only recall of the day.