Ford recalls 1.3M F-Series pickups, including 2017 Super Duty

Affected trucks are 1.1 million in the United States, more than 222,000 in Canada and 21,000 trucks in Mexico. Ford reports that it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to the recall.

"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.

The Dearborn, Mich. -based automaker said that dealers would install water shields over the door latches and inspect and fix door latch actuation cables at no cost to the customer.

The F-Series pickups are huge profit drivers for Ford and are usually the best-selling vehicles in the USA every year.

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The move is expected to cost the company's North American unit an estimated $267 million in the final three months of the year.

The affected trucks include 2015, 2016 and 2017 model year F-150s and some 2017 Super Duty trucks.

In March, Ford said it would spend $295 million to recall 211,000 vehicles in North America to replace potentially faulty side door latches and 230,000 vehicles for under-hood fire risks.

Ford shares fell 0.7 percent to $12.19 in late trading Wednesday. It features a starting price of more than $80,000, easily the most expensive pickup truck model on the market. A fully loaded F-450 can run the tab to almost $100,000.

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