The North American based automaker Ford has recently announced a recall involving several vehicles because of a problem with their child locks.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 6, 500 vehicles, like the Ford Focus, Ford C-Max and Ford Escape will be affected by this recall across the U.S. and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a problem with their child locks. The NHTSA says that if this problem is ignored, it might lead to an injury, or worse, during the event of a crash.
“The child lock may not engage when the operator uses normal turning force to activate the child lock, and the operator may incorrectly believe the child lock is engaged”, as an NHTSA report is saying.
A total of 6,534 units of the Ford Focus, Ford C-Max and Ford Escape vehicles are being affected by this recall and they have been produced between November 16 and 21, 2012, at Ford’s Wayne, MI and Louisville, KY plants. Out of these cars, 859 units have been sold in Canada. Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by Ford later on this month and dealers will replace the door latch if the child locks were installed incorrectly.