Ford Motor Expands Door Latch Recall
Following pressure from the U.S. Government, Ford is recalling thousands of cars because the doors may not latch properly and could open while the cars are in motion, plus other issues.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries because of a recalled Ford vehicle or defective auto part, contact us.
The recall covers the 2011-2014 Fiesta, 2013-2014 Fusion, and 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ; there are 456,440 units in the US, 50,681 in Canada, and 38,785 in Mexico in need of repair.
Ford says there’s an increased risk of injury since the driver's door can potentially unlatch while the car is moving. So far, there have been two reported incidents which resulted in minor injuries from unlatched doors bouncing into people when they tried to close them. Another case involved a crash when a door opened and hit another vehicle in a store parking lot.
Since mid-2014, Ford has issued four recalls for door-latch problems, covering more than 1.5 million vehicles. According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the latches came from three different suppliers. Ford maintains that the problems are not related to one another.
The recall expansion brings the number of Ford-made vehicles that may contain doors that inadvertently open while the car is in motion to 545,906.
The NHTSA is urging owners to get these vehicles fixed as quickly as possible.
Ford Recall Attorneys
Experienced auto accident attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C.™ are currently worried that so many recalled Ford vehicles are still on the road. If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident involving a recalled vehicle, contact our law firm to protect your legal rights.