By David Thomas on February 3, 2011
Ford is recalling 280,946 Ford F-150s from the 2009 and 2010 model years due to a faulty door handle housing, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In a crash, this defect could cause the door to open. Vehicles included in the recall were manufactured from Jan. 18, 2008, through Nov. 30, 2009.
Owners will be notified Feb. 14. The recall will be issued in two phases. First, owners will be instructed to take their F-150s to a dealer for an inspection. If the vehicle fails the inspection, the owner will be asked to return once parts are available to have the defect addressed. There are two possible fixes, one that includes an additional spring embossment and another that replaces the interior door handle module.
Owners can contact Ford at 866-436-7332 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.
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