the problem: some door striker bolts may be 5 millimeters shorter than the required length. in the event of a crash, a shorter bolt may allow the door to open, increasing the risk of injury.
ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury as a result of this condition.
the fix: dealers will replace door striker bolts in all four doors for free.
what owners should do: lincoln automaker ford did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332, the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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