SCAB Driver's door loose/movement

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Hi,

I have a 2019 supercab. This past winter was my first with it, so I'm not sure if the truck had this issue when I bought it last summer, or if it has just been really noticeable because of the frost heaves and poor winter roads here in New England, but I have noticed a definite jarring/almost movement of the driver's door over road joints and bad roads. This is beyond a rattle and is really bothersome. The rear door is securely latching and at a stop I can't really get any movement of the doors. Everything seems tight and secure. Is there some type of adnustment built into the latch system of front doors? It seems like the door isn't being held tightly enough against the latch/frame so that rough roads cause some movement.

Thanks for your help!
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Does it open/close easy ? Are all the gaps and body lines in sync ? If you open door all the way , and lift up on the bottom edge , any play in the hinges ?
 

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Hi,

I have a 2019 supercab. This past winter was my first with it, so I'm not sure if the truck had this issue when I bought it last summer, or if it has just been really noticeable because of the frost heaves and poor winter roads here in New England, but I have noticed a definite jarring/almost movement of the driver's door over road joints and bad roads. This is beyond a rattle and is really bothersome. The rear door is securely latching and at a stop I can't really get any movement of the doors. Everything seems tight and secure. Is there some type of adnustment built into the latch system of front doors? It seems like the door isn't being held tightly enough against the latch/frame so that rough roads cause some movement.

Thanks for your help!
Hi WMC,

It should have some adjustment capability. From the 2019 shop manual for Supercab door.

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Hope this helps....

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Phil
 
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Thanks for help. It does look like the upper portion of the door, nearest the handle, sticks out slightly and is not quite flush when closed. I am due for an oil change soon and am considering having the dealership look at it. Phil, you seem very knowledgable about Ford. Do you know if body panel fitment issues like this are typically a warranty item? I am just within the 3/36 warranty and I know the history of the truck, this definitely isn't a result of a crash/damage.
 

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Thanks for help. It does look like the upper portion of the door, nearest the handle, sticks out slightly and is not quite flush when closed. I am due for an oil change soon and am considering having the dealership look at it. Phil, you seem very knowledgable about Ford. Do you know if body panel fitment issues like this are typically a warranty item? I am just within the 3/36 warranty and I know the history of the truck, this definitely isn't a result of a crash/damage.
Hi WMC,

Body panel fitment is part of the bumper to bumper 3/36 Warranty...if the dealer agrees. If you disagree with the dealer, open up a formal complaint with Ford Customer Care to document it within the 3/36... It is quite rare for a misaligned closure, aka door, Hood, tailgate gets out of the plant misaligned, but it does happen... Dealer body shops should be able to adjust.

I do not know about being knowledge about everything Ford, but I did have a 30 year career in Light Truck Engineering....I learned a thing or two over that time....That is why I am here..an ambassador for Ford where I can contribute... My last 5 years I headed up Ford Ranger Vehicle Engineering...I retired at age 53 in model year 2004...2002 calendar years.

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Phil
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