DEARBORN, Michigan — Ford Motor Co. is recalling approximately 205,000 2010-'13 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Ford Police Interceptor sedans because a faulty door handle may cause the door to become unlatched in a side-impact crash, the automaker said.
The problem is related to a spring that controls the interior door handles. Ford said if the spring is unseated, the door may open, increasing the risk of injury.
No accidents or injuries have been linked to the recall.
The affected vehicles include certain 2010-'13 Taurus sedans built from December 1, 2009 to July 31, 2010 and February 1, 2011 to November 30, 2012 at the Chicago Assembly Plant.
Also affected are certain 2010-'13 Lincoln MKS sedans built from June 2, 2011 to October 31, 2011 at the same plant.
Affected Ford Police Interceptor sedans include those built from December 1, 2009 to July 31, 2010 and from February 1, 2011 to November 30, 2012 at the same plant.
Ford dealers and Lincoln dealers will inspect all four interior door handle assemblies and repair or replace the handles as necessary. The recall will begin on March 18. Owners can contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673 or Lincoln customer service at 1-800-521-4140.
No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.
Edmunds says: It will take several weeks for this recall to get started. If you own one of the affected vehicles and have an immediate concern, contact your dealer.