Ford announced today, June 28th, it will recall 13, 100 Ford Taurus, Explorer and Lincoln MKS vehicles due to child safety lock in rear doors issue.
Ford’s recall affects only 2013 models and the 13,100 Ford Taurus, Explorer and Lincoln MKS vehicles will be brought back due to a child safety locks malfunction which might turn off automatically, allowing the doors to be opened from the inside. The automaker said that no injuries or accidents have been reported regarding this problem.
All the vehicles that are recalled were manufactured at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant, beginning with November 29th, 2012 until December 12th, 2012, and most of the vehicles are currently located in North America. The US automaker said dealers will first test the rear child safety locks and then replace them, free of charge.
Back in April, the automaker recalled the same models due to a problem with their fuel tanks. According to NHTSA 3,037 units of the 2012 Ford Taurus, 2013 Ford Explorer and 2012 Lincoln MKS were affected by the recall as the fuel tanks may not provide the expected strength in case of an impact and they might also leak, because of a marginally sealed seam in the side.