248,912 Ford vehicles are being recalled due to faulty door latches. These latches have been shown to be susceptible to cracking when exposed to heat, especially in regions that are typically warm. A cracked latch can prevent the door from properly closing despite multiple attempts. In some cases, the door may open while the vehicle is on the road. This potential malfunction can happen to any of the four doors. Ford has stated that it is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to the faulty latches.
What Cars are Affected?
The recall includes cars from Ford’s 2014 to 2016 model years including the 2014 and 2015 Ford Fiesta and 2014 to 2016 Ford Fusion. The 2014 to 2016 Lincoln MKZ cars that are or were once registered in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, and federal territories may also be impacted.
To confirm whether your vehicle is impacted by this recall, visit the NHTSA site and enter your 17-digit identification number (VIN). As of May 4, 2020, owners can bring their impacted vehicles to any Ford dealership for free repvlacement of side door latches. If you have questions regarding the recall, Ford customer service can be reached at 866-436-7332.
Let Our Lemon Lawyers Help
We put a lot of faith in our vehicles and trust that they will get our family safely to and from our destination. If your car is affected by this recall, it’s natural to feel concerned by the fact that the doors could open while on the road. The Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® has helped resolve over 45,000 lemon law cases nationwide. If you are looking for legal support and guidance, contact us to schedule a free case review at 1-866-388-8290.