Half Million Ford Vehicles Recalled After Engine Fire And Door Latch Problems
14 April 2017 News
Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles across both North America and Europe for two distinct problems.
The first problem: the engines are overheating and catching fire in several models of cars.
The second problem: is with the door latches. They do not close properly and can cause the doors to fly open during operation, or, stay locked and closed while people are inside the car.
Last year, the door latch recalls cost Ford over $640 million.
In Canada and the US, the engine issue has been reported 29 times. There have been no reported injuries as of yet, but Ford is urging drivers to check their vehicle models.
If you own one of the ones affected by the recall, they will mail instructions on how to proceed. Local dealers will install coolant level sensors in the affected cars to warn owners of any overheating.
These are the affected North American models for each issue.
- 2014 Ford Escape SUVs
- 2014 Ford Compact Fiesta ST
- 2015 Ford Compact Fiesta ST
- 2013 Ford Fusion Midsize Car
- 2014 Ford Fusion MidSize Car
- 2013 Ford Transit Connect Small Van
- 2014 Ford Transit Connect Small Van
- 2015 Ford Transit Connect Small Van
All the vehicles affected will have 1.6-Liter four-cylinder turbocharged engines
- 2014 Ford Fiesta
- 2013 Ford Fusion
- 2014 Ford Fusion
- Lincoln MKZ
Contact your local Ford dealer if you have any questions regarding the recall.
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