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Ford recalling 1 million trucks over doors that could open while driving

19 October 2017, 01:01 | Lionel James

Ford is recalling 1.3 million vehicles to fix a problem with doors and waterproofing

2017 Ford F-150

In the next month, the automaker will install water shields over door latches, and inspect and make any necessary repairs free of charge.

A frozen latch found in these vehicles may cause doors to not open or close correctly. If a person is able to open and close the door regardless of these conditions, the door may not latch properly and could pop open while driving, "increasing the risk of injury".

In a press release, the company says the recall affects 1.3 million vehicles, all from the 2017 model year.

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 automaker will take a $267 million hit in order to recall and fix the affected trucks.

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The reference number for this recall is 17S33. The recall includes trucks sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Despite the hit, Ford said that it still expected to earn between $1.65 and $1.85 per share for the full year.

The recall is for a faulty driver's side door that may allow the door to open unexpectedly while the vehicle is moving.

According to the notice from Ford, the company is not aware of any crashes or injuries associated with the issue.

Ford has previously disclosed plans to spend $935 million on other recalls announced since August 2016.

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