Even the mighty fall sometimes, and this is definitely the case of the Ford F-150 pickup, the world’s best seller for so long I can’t remember off the top of my head.
Ford’s just announced that they are going to be calling back in quite a number of their most successful product in order to fix something pretty important for the F-150’s passengers.
As it turns out, the recall isn’t going to be related to the engine, the brakes, fire hazards or any other major road safety issues.
The actual problem with the Ford F-150 is with the door handles. The interior ones of the Ford F-150 are covered in a housing embossment that may fracture with normal use.
If that happens, the doors may open in an accident. I’m not sure how exactly that’s a problem unless your accident is with a flock of cows.
Even so, Ford is calling in 280.946 F-150 sold in the U.S. and another set of 68.000 that went to Canada. All of these cars have been built between January 18, 2008 and November 30, 2009.
According to the brief Ford sent to the NHTSA, the recall of the F-150 is scheduled to start sometime after the 14th of February.