Ford Motor Company is recalling 14,410 model year 2015-2017 F-150, and model year 2017 F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks originally produced with black or body colored exterior door handles that may have been subsequently equipped with a chrome exterior door handle cover accessory kit purchased from a Ford dealer.
The door handle covers may cause the doors to unlatch in a side impact collision.
As such, these vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 206, "Door Locks and Door Retention Components."
If the doors unlatch and open in a side impact collision, the occupants have an increased risk of injury.
What to do
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove the accessory covers and refund the purchase price. The recall is expected to begin July 21, 2017.
Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for the recall is 17C09.