Ford and Mazda are recalling millions of vehicles worldwide due to malfunctions involving door latches and rear hatches.
According to ABC 11, Ford is adding approximately 1.5 million cars, SUVs and vans to an existing recall due to faulty door latches that can prevent the door from being closed or allow them to pop open.
Ford says the problem comes from a spring tab in the door latches that can break. Dealers will replace the latches for free.
The number of Ford vehicles recalled for this problem has reached nearly 2.4 million worldwide.
Mazda is issuing a recall for 2.2 million cars and SUVs because the rear hatches of the vehicles can potentially fall on people and cause injury.
According to ABC 11, Mazda says the issue is due to insufficient corrosion protection coating applied to the hatch lift supports. Over time, water containing road salt can get into the supports, causing them to break. Dealers will replace both lift supports for customers.
There have been no reports of injuries due to the rear hatch problem.
The Ford vehicles under recall include:
The Mazda vehicles under recall include: