Ford recalling 281,000 F-150s due to potential issue with door handles

2011 Ford F-150

Ford is recalling around 281,000 units of the F-150 pickup in the United States due to a potential problem with the door handles, according the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall involves model years 2009 and 2010 F-150 pickups that were produced from January 2008 to November 2009.

The NHTSA said that in an event of a crash, ‘the door handle spring can fail causing the door latch to open.’ Ford said that as of Jan. 21, there have been no reported accidents or injuries related to the recall.

The NHTSA filing by Ford said that customers are being asked to bring their F-150 trucks to dealerships for inspection. Once parts are available, dealerships will replace them free of charge.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automotive News