Ford Issues Recall for 2 Million Vehicles in the U.S. That Have Doors That Could Open While Driving

A second recall has been issued for a leak in the brake master cylinder.
Loukia Papadopoulos
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Ford has issued a recall alert for more than 2.15 million vehicles in the U.S. because their doors could possibly open while the vehicle is being driven. The firm said in a statement that the cars had already been recalled but some of the dealers failed to fix the door latches correctly or did not fix them at all.


Faulty door latches

"A door latch with a fractured pawl spring tab typically results in a “door will not close” condition. If the door latches after repeated attempts to shut it, there is potential for the door to unlatch while driving, increasing the risk of injury," said Ford in its statement.

Up until now, the firm hasn't reported any accident or injuries caused by the problem. The recall includes a wide range of models such as the Ford Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, C-Max, Mustang, Escape SUVs, Transit Connect vans, Lincoln MKZ sedans, and MKC SUVs, with model years ranging from 2011 to 2016.

"Owners will be given the option to inspect the door latch date codes and child safety locks and submit latch date codes online to confirm if repairs done under safety recalls 15S16 or 16S30 were completed correctly. The online system will provide instant validation that the door latches are OK or the latches cannot be confirmed and require dealer service," further added Ford in its statement.

"If a customer does not want to do the inspection, has difficulty completing the inspection, or receives an indication that the latches cannot be validated, dealers will inspect the latch date codes and replace latches as needed."

An issue with the brake master cylinder

Ford also issued a recall for more than 290,000 F-150 trucks with 3.5-liter V6 engines. In some of those trucks from the 2014 to 2017 model years, the brake master cylinder may allow brake fluid to leak from the brake master cylinder front-wheel circuit into the brake booster.

Ford revealed it was aware of seven low-speed/low-impact accident allegations with two injuries associated with this problem. "Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder and, if it is leaking, the brake booster will also be replaced," said the firm.

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