Giant Ford F-Series Truck Recall to Cost $267 Million

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Dealers will also inspect and fix the latch actuation cables as needed for free.

The recall involves about 1.1 million vehicles in the us, 222,000 in Canada and 21,000 in Mexico.

Ford Motor Co. announced the recall of 1.3 million 2015-2017 F-150 and 2017 Super Duty trucks in North America due to correct an issue with the door latch. Ford reports that it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to the recall. Ford cited a "frozen door latch" or a "bent or kinked actuation cable", which may prevent the vehicle's doors from opening or closing.

The door may appear closed, but the latch may not fully engage, which means the door could open while the truck is being driven, Ford said.

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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.

The average transaction price for a new pickup in 2016 topped $39,000, and it could rise with the introduction earlier this month of Ford's Super Duty Limited vehicles that start at $80,235 for an F-250, $82,010 for an F-350 and $87,100 for an F-450.

In March, Ford said it would spend $295 million to recall 211,000 vehicles in North America to replace potentially faulty side door latches and 230,000 vehicles for under-hood fire risks.

Sales jumped 5.2 percent to the tune of 820,799 trucks sold in 2016. Selecting all options on the highest level F-450 Limited runs the total price up to $94,455.

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