Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), the Number 2 U.S. automaker, announced that it would recall around 1.3 million trucks in North America to fix a problem that might cause doors to swing open while driving.
According to the company, the recall affected 1.1 million vehicles in the United States, 21,000 in Mexico and 222,000 in Canada. Model affected are F-150 trucks from the 2015 through 2017 model years and F-250 Super Duty trucks from 2017. Ford expected the costs to be $267 million, which would reflect in its fourth quarter financial results.
The company said that no accidents or injuries connected to the issue is identified, and owners will be notified directly. Ford will pay the dealers for installing water shields over door larches and fix actuation cables that are broken, according to the company.
“Should a customer be able to open and close the door with these conditions, the door may appear closed, but the latch may not fully engage the door striker with the potential that the door could open while driving, increasing the risk of injury,” Ford Motor said in the statement.