- ford has issued another recall for faulty door latches, which can fail to secure a door, leading to its possibly coming open while the vehicle is being driven.
- the recall covers nearly 2.2 million vehicles in the u.s. from both ford and lincoln, including the c-max, escape, fiesta, focus, fusion, mustang, and transit connect and the lincoln mkc and mkz, on models built between 2011 and 2016.
- owners can inspect the latches themselves to see if they need to be replaced or can bring the vehicle to a dealer.
ford has issued a recall for nearly 2.2 million vehicles in the u.s. from model years 2011 to 2016 to replace faulty door latches, which can become unlatched while driving. the recall, involving numerous models of ford and lincoln sedans, crossovers, and vans, covers vehicles that were recalled in 2015 and 2016 for the same issue but may have not had all of the latches replaced or, if they were replaced, it may have been done incorrectly.
the issue arises when a component in the door latch breaks, which makes the door difficult to latch shut, leading to the driver or passengers thinking the door is shut when it is not. this ultimately lead to a door opening while the car is being driven.
the affected vehicles include 2011–2014 fiesta, 2013–2014 fusion, 2015 mustang, 2013–2015 escape, 2013–2015 c-max, 2012–2015 focus, 2014–2016 transit connect, 2013–2014 lincoln mkz, and 2015 mkc vehicles. ford said that it is not aware of any injuries resulting from the faulty door latch.
owners can inspect the latches on their vehicle themselves and submit the latch date codes online to see if they need to be replaced. owners can also bring their vehicles to a dealer, where the latches will be inspected. ford will replace defective latches free of charge. ford owners can contact ford customer service at 866–436–7332 or check the nhtsa recalls website to see if their vehicle is involved in the recall.