Ford expands safety recall for 1.3M F-150, Super Duty trucks

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The recall involves 1,344,605 vehicles in North America, including 1,101,107 in the United States and federalized territories, 222,408 in Canada and 21,090 in Mexico.

The automaker says the repairs will cost Ford $267 million.

The Ford Motor Company is recalling more than one million F-Series pickup trucks due to door latch flaws that could cause vehicle doors to unexpectedly open.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

A Ford spokeswoman, Elizabeth Weigandt, said customers would be notified next month but did not have a timetable for when parts will be available.

Passengers who fell ill on Tejas Express discharged
The 20-coach Tejas Express was the first Indian Railways' train to have automatic doors and secured gangways for all coaches. The statement also informed that around 230 passengers were served either omelettes or vegetarian cutlets as the breakfast.

To prevent frozen door latches before old man winter comes around, Ford will install water shields over the latches, in addition to fixing any broken actuation cables, free of charge.

When that happens, a door may appear closed, but the latch might not be engaged, creating the risk that the door could open while driving.

The recall comes not long after Ford outlined a plan to cut costs by $14 billion in order to help fund the development of future product - mainly hybrids and EVs.

The F-Series pickups are huge profit drivers for Ford and are usually the best-selling vehicles in the U.S. every year.

Sales jumped 5.2 percent to the tune of 820,799 trucks sold in 2016.

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