Heads Up all 2015-2017 Ford F150 Owners

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Ford announced in October 2017 that they will be recalling 1.34 million 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks in North America to add water shields to side door latches. 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 said the safety recall is due to a frozen door latch or a bent or kinked actuation cable in the affected vehicles, that may result in a door not opening or closing. Ford spokeswoman, Elizabeth Weigandt, said customers would be notified in November but did not have a timetable for when parts will be available. Dealers will install water shields over the door latches and inspect and repair door latch cables if needed.

Ford has now recalled more than 5 million vehicles for varying door latch-related issues since 2016, but the company said the issue in the new recall is different from prior ones.

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Ford Recalls 828,053 Vehicles for Faulty Door Latches- August 4, 2016

Ford Motor Company Recall

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Ford announced a recall on 828,053 vehicles over concerns that the doors don’t close properly. The issue is being caused by a faulty pawl spring tab in the side door latch that could break causing the door to not latch properly. This could cause the door to open unexpectedly according to Ford. To date there have been 1 accident and 1 injury reported due to this issue.

The recall includes the following Ford Vehicles:

2012-2015 Ford Focus built between August 1, 2010 and January 31, 2015 at the Michigan Assembly Plant.

2013-2015 C-Max built between April 19, 2012 and January 31, 2015 at the Michigan Assembly plant.

2013-2015 Escape built between October 19, 2011 and January 31, 2015 at the Louisville Assembly Plant.

2015 Lincoln MKC built between December 4, 2013 and January 31, 2015 at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant.

2015 Mustang built between May 28, 2014 and April 30, 2015 at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant.

2014-2016 Transit Connect built between August 9, 2013 and February 1, 2016 at the Valencia Assembly Plant.

If you own one of the Ford vehicles on this list, you can find the assembly plant from your vehicles VIN. Check the 11th number in your vehicles VIN and compare it to the chart of Ford plants found by clicking this link.

Ford has determined that the problem vehicles are more likely to be owned in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. These states will be first on the repair list.

As part of this recall, Ford dealers will replace the door latches at no cost to the owner and will also launch a program to replace latches from other vehicles not covered by the recall if the same problem is found. Ford will also be contacting owners of the affected vehicles. If you own one of the vehicles on this list and you have not been notified by Ford, call the local Ford dealership in your area.

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Non transponder car keys and your VIN. This will save you money!

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Did you know that if your car uses a Standard key, (Meaning it does not use a computer chip (transponder) key or programming) then 1 Able Locksmith can save you a lot of money if you have lost your key here in Citrus County, FL. We get several calls a week from people who own vehicles that do not use the transponder system. Although we would love to have their business, we send them to the dealership. It is our policy to save our customers money and we will not charge them to make a key that they could get much cheaper elsewhere. Let me explain.

When a vehicle is manufactured, it is given a number. This number is known as a Vehicle Identification Number or VIN. The VIN is located on the drivers side dash and can be viewed from the outside of the vehicle through the front drivers windshield of the vehicle. It is also on your title and registration. The information that is contained within the VIN can be very valuable to the owner of the vehicle if they have lost their car keys because it contains the Key Code for their vehicle along with other important information concerning the vehicle. A dealership can type the VIN in their computer and give the owner ( free of charge)  this information, as it belongs to them as the owner of the vehicle. The dealership will ask for the registration and drivers license to determine ownership. Once ownership is established, the owner should request what is known as a Key Code. We suggest you write this code in your owners manual or keep it somewhere with the vehicles other important papers as this information can save the owner a lot of time and money should they lose the key to their vehicle. But wait, it gets better!

If a vehicle owner looses the key to their vehicle, the dealership can also cut a key on the spot for much cheaper than a local locksmith can as there is no service fee or time spent to determine the code or cuts of the key manually. What would otherwise cost the owner $125.00 and up from a local locksmith, the dealership will usually charge between $5.00- $12.00.

It’s one more way our customers save time and money!
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