Ford recalled over 268,000 cars following reports that the doors could open unexpectedly, making accidents more likely to happen. This campaign impacts vehicles sold across North America.
According to the automaker, the 2014 through 2016 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles as well as the 2014 and 2015 Ford Fiestas come with levers in the door latches that can crack and fail.
This defect can either make it difficult for the door to close or cause the door to open unexpectedly while the vehicle is in motion.
In the United States, Ford is recalling these vehicles in 16 states, including Washington. Units of the recalled models were also sold in Mexico.
If you live in Washington and you own one of the car models listed in this report, beware that failing to address this problem could expose you and others to accident hazards.
Ford: Despite Risks, Auto Accidents Have Not Been Reported
Impacted vehicle owners should receive a note in the mail starting May 4, the company told officials. Until then, if you’re worried about your safety, contact Ford to have your concerns addressed.
The firm reported that, so far, it isn’t aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this recall. However, this should not give impacted car owners a false sense of security.
Once the firm contacts you, schedule a visit to a dealership where the door latches will be inspected and replaced for free. Ensure your safety and the safety of your loved ones by having this issue addressed as soon as possible.
Ignoring safety recalls impacting vehicles that could expose you to accident or injury risks puts your life and the lives of others in danger. Having your car fixed as soon as you learn of an open recall can help boost auto safety in the long run.
For more on this recall, follow this link.