Ford Issues Recall for Current Generation F-150 and Super Duty

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The recall affects several of the iconic F-Series pickups, and revolves around poorly insulated side door latches.

Ford just announced a new safety recall for Ford F-150 pickups, as well as Super Duty models in North America. If your vehicle is affected by this, it’s important that you contact your local Ford dealership.

F-150 & Super Duty – Recall Number 17S33

This specific recall number involves 1,101,107 trucks in the United States, 222,408 in Canada, and 21,090 in Mexico; all which must be fitted with a water shield to side door latches.

In affected trucks a frozen door latch or a bent or kinked actuation cable may result in a door that will not open or will not close. Should a customer be able to open and close the door with these conditions, the door may appear closed, but the latch may not fully engage the door striker, the potential being that the door could open while driving, increasing the risk of injury. Ford claims they are not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this malfunction.

  • 2015-17 F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Assembly Plant, March 12, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2016
  • 2015-17 F-150 vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, Aug. 11, 2014 to Dec. 30, 2016
  • 2017 Super Duty vehicles built at Kentucky Assembly Plant, Oct. 8, 2015 to Sept. 1, 2016

If your vehicle is affected, dealers will install water shields over the door latches, and inspect and repair the door latch actuation cables if needed at no cost to the customer.

Stay safe, folks!

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Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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