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Ford Recalls Over 12,000 Cars with Defective Child Locks

Destiny Baker3 years ago

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford is recalling 12,569 of their 2013 model cars after finding that the child locks are defective. The child locks may move back to the unlock position creating a potential for child injury.

Defective Child Locks

“If the child lock is deactivated, the door could be unlocked and opened from the inside which could lead to personal injury to an unrestrained child.” – NHTSA Release

• The child locks were supplied by Brose, NA of Auburn Hills, Michigan
• Manufactured in Mexico
• After repeated opening and closing of a door, the mechanism may slide from locked position to the unlocked position.

Ford Models Recalled with Defective Child Locks

• 2013 Ford Explorer
• 2013 Ford Taurus
• 2013 Lincoln MKS
• Cars being recalled were manufactured between November 29 and December 12 of 2012
• Consumers may contact Ford to see if their vehicle is affected.

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