Vehicles Affected: Approximately 2 million vehicles in the U.S., including model-year 2013-15 Ford C-Max, 2013-15 Ford Escape, 2012-15 Ford Focus, 2015 Ford Mustang and Lincoln MKC, and 2014-16 Ford Transit Connect vehicles. This is an expansion of Ford’s recent recall of approximately 766,700 vehicles for the same issue.
The Problem: A side door component could break, preventing the doors from latching. If the door opens while driving, injuries could result. Ford has identified one accident and three injuries related to this issue, the automaker said in a statement.
The Fix: Dealers will replace side door latches for free.
What Owners Should Do: Ford has not yet announced an owner notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-392-3673, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.
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