Ford Adds 1.5 Million Vehicles to Door Latch Recall | Edmunds

Ford Adds 1.5 Million Vehicles to Door Latch Recall

DEARBORN, Michigan — Ford is adding about 1.5 million additional vehicles, including the 2015 Ford Mustang, to a previous recall for a door latch problem.

The recall expansion also includes the 2013-'15 Ford C-Max and Ford Escape, 2012-'15 Ford Focus, 2015 Lincoln MKC and 2014-'16 Ford Transit Connect.

"The pawl spring tab in the side-door latch could break," Ford said in a statement. "A door latch with a fractured pawl spring tab typically results in a 'door-will-not-close' condition. A door that opens while driving increases the risk of injury."

There are three reported injuries and one reported accident that may be linked to the recall, Ford said.

The total number of vehicles in the recall has risen to 2,383,292. In August 2016, Ford recalled issued a regional recall for the aforementioned vehicles to replace defective side-door latches.

Ford dealers and Lincoln dealers will replace the side-door latches. A date has not been specified for the recall expansion. 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 expansion has been posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.

Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should stay in close touch with their dealer on the latest information about parts availability.

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