Car manufacturer, Ford Motor Company (Ford), has recalled 2.15 million of their vehicles for faulty door latches and brakes.
According to the recall notice 20S30 from Ford Motor Company, the cars that are being recalled include select 2011through 2015 Ford and Lincoln vehicles for a door latch issue.
The door latch issue was supposed to be fixed under two previous safety recalls, according to Ford. However, the company is stating that some dealerships may not have completely fixed the issue under the previous safety recalls or may not have properly replaced the latches.
“ Affected vehicles may not have had all door latches replaced or correctly replaced when repaired by dealerships under safety recalls 15S16 or 16S30. Safety recalls 15S16 and 16S30 were issued to replace door latches with latch pawl spring tabs that were susceptible to cracking and failure in areas with high thermal loads (i.e., a combination of outdoor air temperature and solar radiation).”
Owners of any of the recalled cars do have the option to self-inspect the cars and submit the necessary information online to confirm if repairs were done or if their vehicles require repairs. Owners may also take their car to the dealership for an inspection if they are unable or unwilling to inspect the car themselves.
A faulty door latch can result in a car door not closing or result in a door opening while driving after multiple attempts to close it.
List of Recalled Cars (as listed in the recall notice):
2011-14 Ford Fiesta vehicles built at Cuautitlán Assembly Plant, Jan. 26, 2010, to Oct. 31, 2013
2012-15 Ford Focus vehicles built at Michigan Assembly Plant, Oct. 4, 2010, to Jan. 31, 2015
2013-14 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, May 11, 2012, to Oct. 31, 2013
2013-14 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, July 19, 2012, to Oct. 31, 2013
2013-15 Ford Escape vehicles built at Louisville Assembly Plant, Dec. 23, 2011, to Jan. 31, 2015
2013-15 Ford C-MAX vehicles built at Michigan Assembly Plant, Feb. 2, 2012, to Jan. 31, 2015
2014 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, June 18, 2013, to Oct. 31, 2013
2014-16 Ford Transit Connect vehicles built at Valencia Body and Assembly Plant, from Aug. 9, 2013, to Feb. 1, 2016
2015 Ford Mustang vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Feb. 14, 2014, to April 30, 2015
2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles built at Louisville Assembly Plant, Nov. 18, 2013, to Jan. 31, 2015
Amongst the cars being recalled are select 2014 to 2017 Ford F-150 - one of Fords’ best-selling trucks. However, these vehicles are being recalled for their faulty brakes under recall 20S31.
This recall affects vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
List of Recalled Cars:
Select 2015-17 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Truck Plant, Oct. 1, 2014, to Aug. 1, 2016
Select 2014-17 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, Sept. 1, 2014, to Aug. 1, 2016
Ford's Recall Notice