Ford recalling 1.3 million F-series pickups

Ford recalling 1.3 million F-series pickups

"In affected vehicles, a frozen door latch or a bent or kinked actuation cable may result in a door that will not open or will not close condition", Ford said in a statement.

Affected vehicles include certain 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks.

According to Ford, the recall is impacting some 2015-2017 F-150 and F-Series Super Duty in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Customers will be notified by letter to let them know they are part of the recall beginning the week of November 13.

In a press release, the company says the recall affects 1.3 million vehicles, all from the 2017 model year.

Dealers can fix the problem with the vehicles, Ford wrote, by installing water shields over the latches and repairing the damaged actuation cables.

Following the typical pattern for recalls, notices will be sent out to owners, who will then be able to go to Ford dealerships to have the problem fixed.

The company said it was not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with the issue but said because of the fault, the door may appear closed, increasing the risk of the door opening while driving.

Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall in North America.

The F-150 pickup has consistently been the best selling vehicle in the country for decades.

Ford shares fell 0.7 percent to $12.19 in late trading Wednesday.