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Ford just recalled 830,000 cars with faulty door latches

by Todd Haselton | August 4, 2016August 4, 2016 12:45 pm PST

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Ford announced on Thursday that it is recalling 890,000 cars, including certain C-Max, Escape, Focus, Lincoln MKC, Mustang and Transit Connect vehicles currently on the roads in the United States and in Mexico.

“In the affected vehicles, the pawl spring tab in the side door latch could break,” Ford explained. “This condition typically will prevent the door from latching. In certain situations where the door is able to be closed, the door may unlatch while driving, increasing the risk of injury.”

Ford said that it’s particularly concerned about the vehicles still running in states with “higher ambient temperatures” such as those in the south, southwest and western United States, including Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Oregon and Washington. Apparently the latches don’t work particularly well when it’s hot out, so you should still be concerned anywhere, considering it’s currently summer.

Ford said dealers will fix the door issue for free. Here are the vehicles Ford is recalling, specifically:

  • 2013-15 C-MAX – Michigan Assembly Plant, April 19, 2012 to Jan. 31, 2015
  • 2013-15 Escape – Louisville Assembly Plant, Oct. 19, 2011 to Jan. 31, 2015
  • 2012-15 Focus – Michigan Assembly Plant, Aug. 1, 2010 to Jan. 31, 2015
  • 2015 Lincoln MKC – Louisville Assembly Plant, Dec. 4, 2013 to Jan. 31, 2015
  • 2015 Mustang – Flat Rock Assembly Plant, May 28, 2014 to April 30, 2015
  • 2014-16 Transit Connect – Valencia Assembly Plant, Aug. 9, 2013 to Feb. 1, 2016

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...