Ford recalls more than 1 million vehicles over door latch issue

Ann Santiago
October 19, 2017

Thankfully, Ford hasn't heard of any related accidents or injuries so far.

The No.2 US automaker said the safety recall is due to a frozen door latch or a bent or kinked actuation cable in the affected vehicles, that may result in a door not opening or closing.

Customers will be notified by letter to let them know they are part of the recall beginning the week of November 13.

Ford dealers will install water shields over door latches and inspect and fix actuation cables if necessary at no cost to customers. Ford's F-Series line remained the top-selling vehicle in the country in 2016. The bulletin told dealers to install a rain shield to address the problem.

Ford has issued a safety recall for more than one million F-150 trucks to add a water shild to side door latches. Ford expects this to change its annual adjusted earnings from $1.65 to $1.85 per share.

Ford's stock traded down about 0.4% Wednesday afternoon, at $12.22 in a 52-week range of $10.47 to $13.27.

According to CNBC, Ford previously said it planned to spend $935 million on fixing vehicles that were included in recalls going back to August 2016.

Ford Motor Co. has recalled 1.3 million pickup trucks because of an issue that could allow a door to open while driving in certain conditions - the same problem the automaker had with some cars.

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