Ford recalling 1.3 million F-series pickups

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Ford recalling 1.3 million F-series pickups

A frozen latch found in these vehicles may cause doors to not open or close correctly.

Ford is recalling more than 1.3 million F-150 and Super Duty trucks because a defective door latch could compromise driver and passenger safety.

Ford estimates it will cost $267 million to make the repairs.

The recall will allow for the installation of a water shield to side door latches in 2015-17 F-150s and 2017 Super Duty trucks.

The auto company says they have not heard of any injuries due to this issue.

When that happens, a door may appear closed, but the latch might not be engaged, creating the risk that the door could open while driving.

According to Ford, the recall is impacting some 2015-2017 F-150 and F-Series Super Duty in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

2017 Super Duty vehicles built at the Kentucky Assembly Plant from October 8, 2015 to September 1 2016.

Following the typical pattern for recalls, notices will be sent out to owners, who will then be able to go to Ford dealerships to have the problem fixed.

The company in November 2016 sent a bulletin to dealers that warned some 2015-2017 Ford F-150 trucks could have inoperative latches during freezing temperatures.

Although the F-Series roots are as a work truck, Ford has been pushing the vehicle line upscale.

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