There's one reported injury.

Ford will recall 828,053 vehicles in North America because the doors can unlatch. Specifically, there are 766,682 of them in the United States and 61,371 in Mexico. The affected models are the 2013-15 C-Max, 2013-15 Escape, 2012-15 Focus, 2015 Mustang (above), 2014-16 Transit Connect, and 2015 Lincoln MKC. The exact production dates are in the press release below.

According to Ford, “the rate of reports is higher for vehicles in states with higher ambient temperatures and solar loading,” so the recall only applies to certain states in the U.S. They affected areas are: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Oregon and Washington.

In the affected vehicles, the pawl spring tab in the door could break, which would prevent it from latching. The issue could also allow the door to open while driving, which is a safety issue. According to Ford, the automaker has one report of an accident and one reported injury about this problem.

To fix the issue, Ford dealers will replace the door latches on the affected models. The company will also start a customer satisfaction campaign that will allow owners outside the listed states and regions to get a one-time free latch replacement for with the life of the vehicle.

Source: Ford

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