Ford issued a recall for 280,000 F-150 pickup trucks. The recall is to repair a handle defect which could allow the truck’s doors to open in a side-impact accident. Apparently, the interior door handle spring on the Ford F-150 may be more prone to breakage during normal use. So in a car accident, the door may pop open because there is insufficient force to return the handle to the locked position, according to the notice. (Note: You can find information on the latest Ford F150 recall concerning the F150s defective airbags here.)
There are two possible fixes, one that includes an additional spring embossment and another that replaces the interior door handle module.
Ford F-150 trucks built from January 18, 2008 through November 30, 2009 are included in the recall. Owners will be notified by Ford and are instructed to visit a dealer for repairs. The recall will start February 14th.
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