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Ford recalls 1.3M F-Series pickups, including 2017 Super Duty

19 October 2017

More than one million Ford F-series pickup trucks are being recalled in the United States for a door latch problem.

2017 F-250 Super Duty 4X4 Crew Cab Lariat.

Ford is recalling 1.3 million F-150 and Super Duty trucks because of an issue that could allow a door to open while driving in certain conditions.

The Problem: Frozen door latches, as well as bent or kinked actuation cables, may cause the door not to open or close properly.

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The automaker said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with the latch issue.

The company's dealers will install water shields over door latches and inspect and fix door latch actuation cables if necessary free of charge to customers.

The company estimates that the recall will cost it $267 million in the fourth quarter, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Model-year 2017 Super Duty trucks built at the Kentucky Assembly Plant between October 8, 2015 and September 1, 2016 are also included.

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The F-150 pickup has consistently been the best selling vehicle in the country for decades.

Sales jumped 5.2 percent to the tune of 820,799 trucks sold in 2016.

The reference number for this recall is 17S33. Ford expects this to change its annual adjusted earnings from $1.65 to $1.85 per share.

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Ford recalls 1.3M F-Series pickups, including 2017 Super Duty