Ford door latch recall expanded image

Ford Motor Company has expanded the safety recall regarding the door latches issue as the total number of affected vehicles has increased to more than half a million cars in North America.

We have recently told you about the a total of 545, 906 units are affected by this issue in North America alone and this is including some of the Fiesta, Fusion and MKZ models.

“The door latch in certain vehicles may experience a broken pawl spring tab, which typically results in a condition where the door will not latch. If a customer is then able to latch the door, there is a potential the door may unlatch while driving, increasing the risk of injury”, said the carmaker in its official press release.

The affected Fiestas have been produced between November 3, 2009, and May 31, 2013, at Cuautitlan, the Fusion between February 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013, at Hermosillo, the Fusion between April 12, 2013 and April 26, 2013, at Flat Rock and the Lincoln MKZ, made at Hermosillo, between February 1, 2012, and May 31, 2013. The total number of affected vehicles in the United States stands at 456,440 units, in Canada at 50,681 units and in Mexico at 38,785 units. Ford is aware of two incidents related to this condition. The company’s dealers will be replacing all four door latches at no costs to customers.