According to Reuters, Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) announced last Friday that it is planning to recall 390,000 vehicles with a possible door latch glitch. The Michigan-based automaker will be calling back Ford Fiesta, Lincoln MKZ, and Fusion models in North America. The Fusion and Lincoln models are from the 2013 and 2014 batches, whereas Fiestas are from the years 2012-2014. This is the latest recall of vehicles announced by the Blue Oval, which seems to be becoming a recurring issue for the automaker.
Moreover, it is the third time during this year that Ford has recalled vehicles with door latch problems. In the first month of the year, the company recalled 205,000 vehicles, and in March 213,000 vehicles were recalled. This is an alarming situation for the car manufacturer, as the number of vehicles recalled each time is surging significantly.
Here, the issue with the vehicle doors is that they can unlatch during driving. This might multiply the risk of accidents, leading to lethal injuries. After the investigations, the company noticed that it was a broken pawl spring tab that was causing the door to unlatch.
The automaker claimed that it was aware about the incidents, such as the one where a driver got hit by an unlatched door, and another one where the unlatched door collided with another vehicle on road. Of the vehicles recalled, 86% of them are registered in United States, whereas the remainder are registered in Mexico and Canada.