Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

Ford Motor Co., the second largest USA automaker, on Wednesday announced two new recalls affecting 440,000 vehicles and expects to spend about $295 million to fix the issues.

The recall includes about 230,000 2014 Ford Escape, 2014-15 Ford Fiesta ST, 2013-14 Ford Fusion and 2013-15 Ford Transit Connect vehicles equipped with 1.6-liter GTDI engines. Ford said a lack of coolant circulation can cause the engines to overheat, cracking the cylinder head. So far, Ford has 29 reports of fires in these vehicles.

The faulty door latch recall covers the 2014 Fiesta, the 2013 and 2014 Fusion and the Lincoln MKZ.

Under the recall, a spring in the side door latch could break, which could cause the door to open while the vehicle is in motion.

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Door latches have been a major problem for Ford vehicles during the past three years, resulting in investigations by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and recalls of over 3 million vehicles. The door may suddenly open while driving, rebound while closing, or be hard to close. Ford has recalled almost 2.9 million cars for these faulty door latches since 2015.

A Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) recall has been issued in 2017 that involves 440,000 additional vehicles.

The truck recall effects about 548 vehicles that may experience driveline vibration caused by a powertrain system resonance condition that come on at speeds of more than 75 miles per hour, according to the automaker. It affects only 548 vehicles. There have been no resulting accidents or injuries, Ford said.

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Dealers will replace the two-piece driveshaft with a new three-piece driveshaft and two center bearing brackets at no charge to the customer.

Ford has also issued a recall for 111 2017 Ford Edge cars to fix windshield header welds.

Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 111 2017 Ford Edge vehicles for missing windshield header welds. This increases the risk of a crash or injury.

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