Ford Motor Company Recalls Cars With Faulty Door Latches
About the Ford Recall
Ford has issued a recall of approximately 390,000 of their late-model Ford Fiestas, Fusions, and Lincoln MKZ sedans. This recall comes as a result of the reported faulty latches on the doors – allowing the doors to fly open as the cars are being driven.
After the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) received 207 complaints about the faulty latches on the Ford Fiestas alone, they launched an investigation into the issue last September.
Ford itself has received 451 reports on the faulty latches, with 1,079 warranty claims in relation. Ford states they are aware of two injuries that have occurred due to the faulty latches – one incident where the door hit an owner as they tried to close it, and another where a door flew open and struck another car in a parking lot.
Ford has linked the problem to a limited number of cars that were manufactured at its plant in Mexico. Of the cars under recall, 336,873 are believed to be in the United States, 30,198 are believed to be in Canada, and 22,514 are believed to still be in Mexico.
Customers of the aforementioned affected car models can take the cars to a Ford dealer, where all four door latches will be replaced at no cost.
Description of the Cars Under Recall
The following vehicles are being recalled:
- 2012-2014 Ford Fiesta vehicles built at Cuautitlán Assembly Plant in Mexico between February 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013.
- 2013-2014 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant between July 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013.
- 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant between July 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013.