Ford Motors has announced that it is expanding a recall to include 156,000 more vehicles in order to fix a potential door latch malfunction. (Ford has previously recalled about 390,000 vehicles for the same issue.) Dealers will replace all four door latches at no cost to the customer.
Some 2011-14 Fiesta vehicles built at Cuautitlán Assembly Plant, Nov. 3, 2009 to May 31, 2013;
certain 2013-14 Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, Feb. 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013;
certain 2014 Fusion vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, April 12, 2013 to April 26, 2013;
and certain 2013-14 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, Feb. 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013.
The driver’s door could potentially unlatch while the car is in motion, thus increasing the risk of injury or accidents.
So far, Ford is aware of two incidents where the unlatched door bounced back and struck the driver, the second incident where the unlatched door swung open and hit another vehicle.