Ford announced a recall on 828,053 vehicles over concerns that the doors don’t close properly. The issue is being caused by a faulty pawl spring tab in the side door latch that could break causing the door to not latch properly. This could cause the door to open unexpectedly according to Ford. To date there have been 1 accident and 1 injury reported due to this issue.
The recall includes the following Ford Vehicles:
2012-2015 Ford Focus built between August 1, 2010 and January 31, 2015 at the Michigan Assembly Plant.
2013-2015 C-Max built between April 19, 2012 and January 31, 2015 at the Michigan Assembly plant.
2013-2015 Escape built between October 19, 2011 and January 31, 2015 at the Louisville Assembly Plant.
2015 Lincoln MKC built between December 4, 2013 and January 31, 2015 at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant.
2015 Mustang built between May 28, 2014 and April 30, 2015 at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant.
2014-2016 Transit Connect built between August 9, 2013 and February 1, 2016 at the Valencia Assembly Plant.
If you own one of the Ford vehicles on this list, you can find the assembly plant from your vehicles VIN. Check the 11th number in your vehicles VIN and compare it to the chart of Ford plants found by clicking this link.
Ford has determined that the problem vehicles are more likely to be owned in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. These states will be first on the repair list.
As part of this recall, Ford dealers will replace the door latches at no cost to the owner and will also launch a program to replace latches from other vehicles not covered by the recall if the same problem is found. Ford will also be contacting owners of the affected vehicles. If you own one of the vehicles on this list and you have not been notified by Ford, call the local Ford dealership in your area.
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