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Old 10-18-2017, 11:53 AM   #1
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Ford F-150 Recall

The affected models include some of the model year 2015, 2016 and 2017 F-150's, as well as some 2017 Super Duty pickups. The recall includes trucks sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Ford recalling 1.3 million F-series pickups - Oct. 18, 2017
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:02 PM   #2
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Those recalls are great. Keep a vehicle long enough and the manufacturers replace darn near everything sooner or later.
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:13 PM   #3
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I also saw where Tesla is recalling all their "X" vehicles, they seem to be on their last breath supposedly.
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:36 PM   #4
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"It's Time For Tesla To Stop Paying SolarCity's Debts"

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Old 10-18-2017, 04:04 PM   #5
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I got an email concerning this today. The issue appears to be the door latch freezing in cold weather. The "fix" is apparently the addition of a "water shield" on the door latch, and inspection and possible replacement of the actuator cable if deemed necessary.

There aren't any reported accident or injuries related to the latch, so it's considered a lower priority field service action - although I assume it would be a high priority to owners who live in sub freezing areas.
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Old 10-18-2017, 04:23 PM   #6
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It is not uncommon to recall all units of a model which has only been in production for two years. Although there have been two recalls for the Model X, even that doesn't seem exceptional to me. The parking brake problem (the first recall) is in a part supplied by one of the world's best automotive brake suppliers (Brembo) and is not unique to the Tesla design; the repair cost won't be high as recalls go (minimal labour, parts likely provided by Brembo). The seat problem (the second recall, and mentioned in the linked article) is a more typical Tesla error.

For comparison, that F-150 recall is only one of four recalls for a typical 2016 F-150, and the door handle issue covers the entire current generation of F-150.

Each of these recalls have a description which sounds like it affects a huge number, potentially affects a smaller number of vehicles, and correspond to an actual defect in only a tiny fraction of them.
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Thanks for turning an F150 discussing into a Tesla discussion, which has little relevance to most Escape owners.
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Thanks for turning an F150 discussing into a Tesla discussion, which has little relevance to most Escape owners.
A forum thread is like a winding mountain road. It may seem that it has gone in the wrong direction, but if you wait long enough, sometimes you will find that you are back on track and going where you want to go.

The F150 is definitely a very popular truck, so there must be many people who are happy with theirs. This seems to be supported by the relatively few recalls that have been issued on the latest models. I know that I have probably received twenty recall notices on a Chevrolet product that we bought new in 2010 (and I highly doubt that I would ever buy another)
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A forum thread is like a winding mountain road. It may seem that it has gone in the wrong direction, but if you wait long enough, sometimes you will find that you are back on track and going where you want to go.
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"It's Time For Tesla To Stop Paying SolarCity's Debts"

https://seekingalpha.com/article/411...larcitys-debts
I have a new F150. Please help me understand how this article relates to the Ford recall; I'm trying to make sure I stay on top of this issue. Thanks.
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