Ford has issued a recall recently for several of its vehicles because of the interior door handle issue and the safety belt fastener torque issue.
According to the car manufacturer, the first problem has been seen with certain 2010 to 2013 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Ford Police Interceptor sedans and it is affecting about 205,000 units. The company states that because of an issue with the sprint controlling the interior door handles, if this is unseated, the door may become unlatched and it can increase the risk of injury in a side impact crash. No accidents or injuries have been related to this condition. The company’s dealers will be inspecting the vehicles and replace or repair the handles as necessary, at no cost for the owners.
The second recall announced by Ford is affecting 16,100 vehicles of the 2014 Ford Transit Connect vans, which has been put together between the 6th of November, 2013, and the 20th of September, 2014, at the Valencia Assembly Plant. All vehicles are located in the United States and the recall has been announced because of the safety belt fasteners, which may not have been tightened properly. If these will not meet the installation torque specifications, they may loosen over time and it will lead to an increased risk of injury during a crash. No reports on accidents or injuries related to this condition have been received. The dealers will be replacing and tightening the safety belt fasteners, free of charge.