The faulty door latch recall covers the 2014 Fiesta, the 2013 and 2014 Fusion and the Lincoln MKZ.
Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to repair a mechanical issue that causes engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly, according to ABC News.
A “pawl,” or catch, in the door latch can break and either stop doors from closing or cause them to open while cars are moving.
No injuries have been reported, but Ford said it has 29 reports of fires in the nation.
Ford stated a lack of coolant circulation could cause the engine to overheat and possibly ignite.
as mentioned in × Ford recalls 570K vehicles for fire risk, door latch troubleDETROIT — Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly.
Last year door latch recalls cost the company $640 million.
Door latches have been a major problem for Ford vehicles during the past three years, resulting in investigations by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and recalls of over 3 million vehicles.
The company also is adding 211,000 vehicles to a 2015 recall to replace faulty door latches.
The company says it’s unaware of any crashes or injuries involving the vehicles added to the 2015 recall.
Ford issues two big recalls for fire risk, door latches
as mentioned in We’ve reached out to Ford for details and will update this post when we know more.The second of Ford’s large recalls involves broken door latches.
Roughly 211,000 cars are covered by this recall, including the 2014 Fusion built at the Flat Rock plant, 2013-2014 Fusion built at the Hermosillo facility, 2014 Fiesta , and 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ .
Ford issued two major recalls today for a variety of vehicles across its line.
It would seem that the issue involves vehicles losing coolant for a variety of unrelated reasons.
Ford says it hasn’t received any reports of injuries or deaths from the issue, and it will replace all door latches on all affected cars with a stronger version.
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