Ford Issues Recall of More Than Two Million Vehicles Due to Door Defect
The doors may unexpectedly open
Ford Motor Company is recalling over two million model year 2012-2015 Ford Focus, 2013-2015 Ford Escape and Ford C-MAX, 2015 Lincoln MKC and Ford Mustang, and 2014-2016 Ford Transit Connect vehicles.
A component within the door latches may break, preventing the doors from latching and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe a door is securely closed when, in fact, it is not.
A door that is not securely latched could open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant.
Due to a limited parts supply, each owner will be sent an interim notification beginning October 3, 2016 and will receive a second notice when parts are available.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the door latches with an improved part, free of charge.
For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S30.