Need to Slam Shut Light Doors - 2015 Ford F-150 Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Ford F-150: Need to Slam Shut Light Doors

by Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor on November 13, 2015

2015 Ford F-150

During the last six or eight months of using our aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 I've had to close its doors a lot. More than usual, in fact. I often toss one closed only to realize that it's not fully sealed, like shown in this photo. The latch will catch, but the door needs either a shove or another slam to close completely.

It happens more frequently with the smaller, lighter rear doors. Here's the deal: Like the rest of the truck's body, the doors are aluminum. And like the rest of truck's body, they're light. And when it comes to doors, being light is both a blessing and a curse.

All of the F-150's competitors have heavier doors that don't suffer this same problem. Sure, it takes a little more effort to move a heavier door, but the heavier door's momentum is enough to compress the weather seal and fully engage the latch. That's not always the case with this truck.

Big deal? No. Worth mentioning? Yes.

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor

 

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