Regular readers of our Lemon Law And Car Fraud Blog will no doubt recall that we posted here about a Ford recall of some of its pick-ups and cars. In addition to a recall of about 55,000 new Ford Rangers and F-150 trucks, the company has also recalled nearly 250,000 cars from model years 2014 to 2016.
The major American automaker says door latches in some of the vehicles (especially those in warm areas) are susceptible to cracking and failure. The company says motorists could be in danger because the doors might not close properly and could then open while the vehicles are being drivenA Ford spokesperson told Consumer Reports that the problems can occur in any or all of a vehicle’s four doors.
Vehicles included in the recall:
- 2014 and 2015: Ford Fiestas built at the Cuautitlán assembly plant near Mexico City between November 2013 and early December 2014
- 2014 to 2016: Ford Fusion sedans built at the Flat Rock assembly plant in Michigan and the assembly plant in Hermosillo, Mexico between November 2013 and the end of April 2015
- 2014 to 2016: Lincoln MKZ sedans built at the Hermosillo assembly plant from November 2013, to April the end of April 2015
Ford tells vehicle owners that its dealers will remove and replace the door latches.
To find out if your Ford car is part of the recall, go to the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website at www.safercar.gov and enter your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN).
Please contact a consumer protection attorney to help you resolve issues involving defective new or used vehicles, dealer fraud or violations of Lemon Laws.