Recall Issued for Ford Mustang Vehicles with Potentially Defective Door Latch

The driver side interior door could unlatch during a crash, increasing the risk of injury

Recall Issued for Ford Mustang Vehicles with Potentially Defective Door Latch
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March 24, 2017

Ford is recalling an estimated 5,470 model year 2017 Ford Mustang vehicles.

The return spring for the driver side interior door handle on the affected vehicles may come loose, allowing the driver's door to unlatch in a side impact crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 206, "Door Locks and Door Retention Components."

If the vehicle door unlatches during a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.

Ford will notify owners of the recalled vehicles, and Ford dealers will inspect the driver-side interior door handle and repair the return spring, as necessary, free of charge.

This recall is expected to begin on April 24, 2017. Vehicle owners with further questions can contact Ford at (866) 436-7332.

Ford's reference number for the recall is 17C04.