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So...18N03, isn't this the 'fix' that a number of posters has had performed with no successful outcome ? Do we know, or have an idea, of whether the issue is mechanical or electrical, or both ? I know that I am repeating myself from previous posts...
 
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In January of 2018 I woke up at Marriott hotel in Omaha...15 degrees and 6 inches of snow and it was still coming down. Opened the truck to grab the snow brush and the drivers door would not latch. Drove it 6 miles to a Ford dealer (one hand holding the door closed. The other on the steering wheel). 3 hours later I have a new latch.

1 week ago I received the latter on the FSA for my doors and the next day the drivers door happened again. This past weekend (19 degrees outside) drivers door and rear passenger door won't latch.

I hit the locks and was able to get the rear door to latch after several tries.

Drivers door I could latch if I used my key to manually lock the door.

Appointment set for the 19th to get fixed. I checked the parts department, had them pull the parts for this "fix", they put my name on them and set aside for my appointment.

One dealership I called could not see the truck until January 8th and stated this is a problem overwhelming Ford right now.

On cold mornings I'm not even going to try the drivers door...I'm just going to enter the truck from the passenger side*.

*Another major benefit to the front bench seat!!!
 
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So, based on your one experience of using your key it sounds like linkages within the door is the issue ( that ant latch replacement faoling). My 2019 is on order, I would think that, in an effort to cut down on dealer service visits, Ford would install the parts that they best think at this time is the ‘fix’...did you get any indication of what kind of parts they pulled for your job ??
 
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Originally Posted by delorenzomp View Post
So, based on your one experience of using your key it sounds like linkages within the door is the issue ( that ant latch replacement faoling). My 2019 is on order, I would think that, in an effort to cut down on dealer service visits, Ford would install the parts that they best think at this time is the ‘fix’...did you get any indication of what kind of parts they pulled for your job ??
Couple items to share here:

1. When I used the key on the drivers door the mechanism was pretty tough to turn...almost to the point I thought I might snap the key off. This latch was definitely frozen up. I drove to my eye doctor this morning...parked that side of the truck in the sun for 45 minutes..even though it wasn't over 32 degrees my latches finally started working normal again. If I can make it tomorrow morning (supposed to get down to 25 degrees tonight) then the rest of the weather between tomorrow and my appointment is above freezing so I should be OK.

2. I did see the work/fix instructions for this FSA. I stated to install the seal kit and use foam. When the parts counter worker came back with the parts in his hand he showed them to me and there are some plastic looking seals about 5 x 5 (inches) that look like they fit over the mechanism. I believe the foam sealant is used to seal these seals and spray anywhere else the repair person believes water could come in. They also listed grease and the possible replacement of the cables if those were bent or not working correctly on the FSA work instructions.

Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks.
 
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I got my truck back on Friday and then over the weekend the truck was in the freezing conditions for 2+ days (nights were below 20) and I'm happy to report that didn't experience a frozen latch at all. I checked them each morning and during the day. Hopefully this sticks and they dont come up again but I'm betting they do with some of the posts I've seen. My dealership was good enough to get the truck in and out in 2 days and there weren't any backorder issues that other posts have mentioned. They said they had done a few of these already so maybe they had the parts on hand already.
 
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Originally Posted by jwoodzx7r View Post
I got my truck back on Friday and then over the weekend the truck was in the freezing conditions for 2+ days (nights were below 20) and I'm happy to report that didn't experience a frozen latch at all. I checked them each morning and during the day. Hopefully this sticks and they dont come up again but I'm betting they do with some of the posts I've seen. My dealership was good enough to get the truck in and out in 2 days and there weren't any backorder issues that other posts have mentioned. They said they had done a few of these already so maybe they had the parts on hand already.
Good to know. Maybe they have changed in how the technicians are performing the fix. Example, maybe they are using foam in places they were not in the earlier cases of locks still freezing.

When my drivers door lock froze in January 2018 I was told they used replacement parts to make this never happen again from the F150 frozen lock problem. So I don't know if my drivers door is suffering from a relapse of the same issue with improved parts or if they just took frozen parts out of my truck and gave me unfrozen new parts but not real long term fix. Tough to tell at this point.
 
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I am awaiting a call back from my dealer now. Oddly enough I had zero trouble with the door latches last winter.
 
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Redrockerstl55---when you refer to cables, I assume mechanical cables that serve the same as the once-used rods?, not electrical cables...? one question I am wondering, this problem seems to be hit-and-miss, especially in light of the number of these doors that are out there...I'd be curious to know if those affected are frequently at the carwash more than those who are not experiencing the problem...a quick poll??
 
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Yes...I was referring to the mechanical cables. Thank you.
 
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Originally Posted by delorenzomp View Post
I'd be curious to know if those affected are frequently at the carwash more than those who are not experiencing the problem...a quick poll??

Boom...poll created!!
 
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Hey Guys...I'm sure there are a ton of people following this thread or subscribed to it...I created a poll to help us understand how water may be impacting the locks/latches on our trucks.

Here is the link. Thanks.

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...l#post18352987
 


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