Know any good recall jokes? We're running out of material around here. As we have reported, 2010 was a busy year of recalls. Toyota had recalls involving the Prius, RAV4, Corolla, Matrix, Camry, Highlander, Tundra and Sequoia vehicles. But they weren't the only ones to get in on the recall action, and now Ford has issued another recall. The F150 truck recall is expected to begin on February 14.
This time, Ford is recalling 365,000 2009 and 2010 F150 trucks in North America. The problem involves the interior door handles, which can cause the doors to open in a crash, the Associated Press reports. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a spring in the interior of the door handle can break, causing the door to fail to properly latch and stay closed.
According to the Ford recall, the door handles could break “during normal customer usage, resulting in insufficient spring force to return the handle to the fully stowed position,” The New York Times reports.
Recalls should always be taken seriously by consumers. There is no reason not to participate, as the recalling company is required to pay for the recall. If you believe that your Ford vehicle, may be part of the recall, you can contact Ford for more information. Ford customer service will be able to look up your vehicle and determine whether your vehicle is part of the F150 recall.
Ford released a statement saying that the automaker is: "committed to safety and is quickly working to address this matter with our customers. We are not aware of an accidents related to the matter," the Wall Street Journal reports.