300,000 Ford F-100's Recalled..

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by stephan, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. stephan

    stephan New Member

    Just heard on the news that 300,000 Ford F-100s are being recalled for the doors coming open during a wreck/crash. Normally I would be bashing Ford for a recall, but how can any automotive manufacturer keep the doors from coming open during a crash. If the latch mechanism is compromised during the wreck, WTH is there to keep them closed?
    One little striker pin & a simple steel latch isn't much to keep a door closed when you have 5,000-6,000 lbs of mass crashing into something, & wrinkling the frame structure & wadding up the body work. What gives? Why would any auto manufacturer have to be responsible for this?
  2. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra New Member

    If recalled, how do they fix it? Also, what's a F-100, isn't that an old Ford model?
  3. stephan

    stephan New Member

    I think it's just a 1/2 ton model Al. Their F-100 is like GMs 1500...

    My ques exactly.. "how do they fix it"? How does any manufacturer fix something like this? Weld the doors closed?
  4. Jay

    Jay New Member

    You know...in my line of work I have seen literally 100's (probably more) of crashes. 99.9 percent of the time doors that are locked and/or closed during the crash stay closed. In the instances when the impact was great enough to force the door open anyone sitting in that seat is pretty much SOL anyway. With that said I can't myself see how you can rectify that problem...weld em closed is right!! ;)
  5. ntbush83

    ntbush83 New Member

    Wait so they are recalling old trucks??
  6. stephan

    stephan New Member

    They said F-100s on the news Nathan. Are those old trucks? I'm thinking the F-100 is just their version of GMs 1500, but I'm not a Ford expert :) ... ??
  7. ajarman

    ajarman New Member

    The F-100's were from like 1953 to the mid to late 60's.
  8. stephan

    stephan New Member

    I've been looking on the net for more info Alston, & they show the F-100s up into the 1980s' but everytime I click on F-100 they keep bumping me to a dealer that wants to sell me one.. go figure.... I also don't know why they would be recalling vehicles that are that old.
  9. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra New Member

    That was when quality was job #2 or maybe #3. :)
  10. stephan

    stephan New Member

    LOL Al... When has quality ever been job one?

    I just got another news report @ 7 pm & this time the woman said Ford F-150s' not 100s', so that part is cleared up. She also said 365,000 vehicles instead of 300K.
  11. troutbug

    troutbug New Member

    Ha, I thought this was a joke thread since it said "F-100's" in the title! Maybe the doors were designed by Ford to come open as a courtesy feature to help 1st responders drag your butt out?:rolleyes:
  12. stephan

    stephan New Member

    That's a good point Sal cuz if they really make the latches bulletproof how is anybody going to get you out in an emergency? They'd have to wait for the paramedics with the Jaws cutters & the person could bleed to death by then. I guess it would be time to break the windshield, but that's not easy either with the safety layer holding the glass all together in one piece.

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