Ford is recalling 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S.A, Canada, and Mexico because of a defect that causes a door to open while driving, placing customers at serious risk of injury. The company reported that a frozen door latch or a bent actuation cable may prevent a door from closing or opening. However, if a customer is able to open and close such a door, the door may appear closed while the latch is not fully engaged, allowing the door to open while driving. This defect only affects F-150 and Super Duty Ford Trucks.
Since 2016, Ford has recalled over 5 million vehicles for latch related concerns. However, the company said that this recall concerns a different issue than the previous ones. Ford noted that affected customers will be notified starting November. The company plans on installing a water shield to the door latches in 2016-2017 F-150s and 2017 Super Duty trucks to fix the defect. Ford Dealers will install these shields on affected cars at no cost to the customers. Fortunately, no related injuries have been reported so far.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in which various systems failed to properly function or protect you, you may have a potential claim for damages against the manufacturer. The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner can assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-396-3964 or 800-594-4884 for your free consultation.