Ford Recalls 570k Vehicles for Fire Hazard and Door Latch Defect

Ford has issued a recall for more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe for separate issues that can result in engine fires and doors flying open unexpectedly.

Details of the Ford Engine Fire Recall

According to CNBC, the engine fire recall affects about 360,000 vehicles in North America and Europe.

Recall notices cite a lack of coolant circulation that could cause engines to overheat, resulting in crack cylinder heads. The resulting crack can cause pressurized oil to leak, and if it comes in contact with a hot surface, cause an engine fire.

So far, Ford has received 29 reports of engine fires in the U.S. and Canada.

The engine fire recall involves the following U.S. vehicle models:

  • 2014 Ford Escape
  • 2014-2015 Ford Fiesta ST
  • 2013-2014 Ford Fusion
  • 2013-2015 Ford Transit Connect

Details of the Ford Door Latch Recall

Ford is also expanding an existing door latch recall by 211,000 vehicles. In a previous recall, Ford acknowledged that roughly 3 million vehicles are equipped with possible defective door latches.

According to Ford, a pawl in the door latch can breaking, either preventing the doors from closing completely or causing the doors to open while the car is in motion.

Vehicle models included in this recall are:

  • 2014 Ford Fiesta
  • 2013-2014 Ford Fusion
  • 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ
  • 2012-2015 Ford Focus
  • 2013-2015 Ford Escape
  • 2013-2015 C-Max


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