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View Poll Results: How often is your truck in the rain/snow or getting washed?
Never. I never wash my truck and it does not rain/snow where I live
0
0%
It either rains, snows or I wash my truck 1 time a quarter
8.99%
It either rains, snows or I wash my truck 1 time per month
21.35%
It either rains, snows or I wash my truck 1 time per week
46.07%
It either rains, snows or I wash my truck 2-4 times per week
19.10%
It either rains, snows or I wash my truck 5-6 times per week
3.37%
it either rains, snows or I wash my truck on a daily basis
1.12%
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Old 12-10-2018, 02:52 PM
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2017 2018 2019 Door Locks Freezing

Trying to see if there is a relationship between how often a truck is getting washed or in the rain/ snow and if you are having trouble with your door locks/ latching mechanism.

When thinking about how your truck typically experiences moisture...how often, on average, does it rain, snow or do you wash your truck?

Rain and snow would likely have the same or similar negative impact as a car wash so I'm combining rain and washing into the same type of "event" for this poll. I understand high pressure could play a role but it's tough to add that many categories into a poll like this.

Feel free to add comments below to help bring more detail to your responses.

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Old 12-10-2018, 03:09 PM
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Thanks, Redrockerstl55, I was thinking a lot of responses to the 'locks freezing' thread, this is top notch !
 
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Thanks, Redrockerstl55, I was thinking a lot of responses to the 'locks freezing' thread, this is top notch !
Thank you!
 
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Old 12-10-2018, 03:24 PM
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Heck I had this happen on my 19 with 100 some miles on my OD. Just a drive from the dealership home and the next day it wouldn't latch. A month later and 400 miles on the OD now and it hasn't did it since. But then again I don't drive it often.
 
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Old 12-10-2018, 03:27 PM
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No issues with my '19. Was up in Tahoe for a weekend where it was down to 10 degrees overnight and a lot of snow. No problem whatsoever.
 
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:51 PM
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Hasn't happened to my 17 nor 19, both have seen rain but not snow/ice.
 
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On my truck, it happens a lot during the cold months, but I don't think its a moisture issue. I think its a grease/lubricant issue, it stiffens up and does not allow the mechanism to function fast enough. Once I experience the "not staying shut", I patiently wait for about five minutes then its normal, door latches. Temperature didn't change and I did not assist in any way, but in time the striker returns to normal.
 
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Old 12-10-2018, 05:13 PM
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Hasn't happened to my '17, however, I DID take it to my dealership and had the fix completed which consisted of replacing all four door latches. They had it for three days. Apparently it was too cold for the sealant they use to set properly, so after the second day, they had to leave it overnight in a warm environment for everything to dry and set...
 
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When mine froze it hadn't rained, or been washed, in several days.
 
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Old 12-10-2018, 06:35 PM
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Never had this problem but did get a 18N03 TSB in the mail today
 
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Old 12-10-2018, 06:58 PM
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...and you do not have s 2019, correct?
 
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Old 12-10-2018, 07:06 PM
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Well, I voted once a quarter. Sometimes it's more, sometimes less. Depends on what I'm doing and where I'm going. I don't wash it knowing it'll be driving in the rain the next day or days, etc. It does usually rain at least once a week, so should I change my vote? ;-)
 
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Old 12-10-2018, 07:28 PM
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My driver's door has to be closed 2-3 times to get it to latch when it's cold outside. Washing the truck has no effect on this. It's parked in the garage every night and even if it's been completely dry for days, if it's in the 40s or below when I get to work, about 30 minutes down the road, I'll have to shut it at least twice for it to latch. Sometimes up to 4 times. Only the driver's door though. I firmly believe water has zero to do with my issue, and it makes me wonder how much water has to do with the issues everyone else is seeing. I'm wondering if it's something with the latch itself and the cold or maybe the lube they used freezing. Mine's a 2017 Job 1 truck built in February 2017.
 
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:07 PM
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I live the the PNW. It rains more than on a daily basis.
 
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Old 12-11-2018, 03:19 AM
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VA13FX4, so, you are reporting something new ( to me, anyway) I do not recall others reporting that repeated closings finally latched, I assume that yours would stay latched fir the followimg driving, did the next cycling of the door latch secure properly?...I recall back with Ford’s ‘Magic Three-Way Tailgate slamming the gate only to have a ‘closed’ latch bounce the tailgate back to you...the fix was to take a large screwdriver and move the pawl to the ‘open’ position, then slam the tailgate and all was goid.
I don’t know if today’s latches share any of those old design details...
 

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