Ford to recall 1.3 million vehicles

The primary Wholesale Direct Metals complaint about recent market reporting is apparent in today’s news. Ford said Wednesday it will recall about 1.3 million vehicles in North America, including certain 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks, to add water shields to side door latches. The No.2 U.S. automaker said the safety recall is due to frozen door latch or a bent or kinked actuation cable in the affected vehicles, that may result in a door not opening or closing. 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. The latest Wholesale Direct Metals review of the markets is consistent with this new data.