Doors might open during collision on certain 2015–2017 Ford F-series pickups

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July 20, 2017—Ford Motor recalled 2015–2017 Ford F-150 pickups and 2017 F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 pickups that originally were produced with black or body-colored exterior door handles and were fitted afterward with a chrome exterior door handle cover accessory kit that was purchased from a Ford dealer.

On the affected vehicles, the accessory door handle cover might cause the door to unlatch and open during a side-impact collision, which increases the risk of injury.

Ford Motor will notify owners, and dealers will remove the accessory covers and refund the purchase price. The recall is expected to begin July 21, 2017.

For more information, owners may call Ford Motor at 866/436-7332. Owners also may call National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888/327-4236 or go to safercar.gov.