Ford Addressing Issues on Two Top Sellers
Earlier this month Ford announced their plans to offer complimentary service on 1.4M Explorers due to the potential for exhaust/carbon monoxide to leak into the vehicle’s cabin. And while this hasn’t been labeled as a recall, the work will be completed at no charge.
Although the issue was discovered in Police Interceptor Utility vehicles, and was said to be due to third-party installers not filling holes whiles installing police equipment, the complimentary service is still issued to the public as a safeguard. The vehicles eligible for this service are 2011-2017 Explorers, regardless of the warranty status.
Ford also announced a recall on their chart-topping F-150. Due to faulty door latches, Ford has recalled 1.3M 2015-2017 F-150 and 2017 Super Duty trucks throughout North America. The issue is a result of a frozen door latch or a kinked actuation cable, which can cause the door to not open or close properly. While the door may appear to be closed, the latch may not be fully engaged and has the possibility of opening unexpectedly while driving.
They will address the issue by installing a water shield over the door latch. Ford will also ensure the actuation cables are in good working order and will replace them if needed. There will be no charge to owners for this work, and the recall reference number is 17S33.