The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Ford Expands Multi-Model Recall for Door Latches

September 08, 2016

The Ford Transit Connect is among the models covered by the recall. Photo courtesy of Ford.
The Ford Transit Connect is among the models covered by the recall. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co. is expanding a previous multiple-model safety recall, involving door latches, to include about 1.5 million additional vehicles in North America.

This expansion, requested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, brings the recall total to 2.38 million — more than 2 million of which are in the U.S. Included are 2013-2015 model-year Ford C-Max and Escape vehicles, 2012-2015 Focus vehicles, 2015 Mustang and Lincoln MKC vehicles, and 2014-2016 Transit Connect vehicles, Ford said.

Dealers will replace the side door latches at no cost to the vehicle owner.

“In the affected vehicles, the pawl spring tab in the side door latch could break,” Ford explained in a released statement. “A door latch with a fractured pawl spring tab typically results in a ‘door-will-not-close’ condition. A door that opens while driving increases the risk of injury.”

Ford said it has identified one reported accident and three reported injuries that may be related to the door latch issue.

In addition to the vehicles in the U.S., the recall affects more than 233,000 vehicles in Canada and more than 61,300 in Mexico, according to the automaker.

Fleet managers wishing to learn whether any of their vehicles are involved in the recall can search by VIN after clicking here. 

Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Sponsored by

The Ford Super Duty is a line of commercial pickup trucks, specifically the F-250 through F-550.

Read more

Accident Costs Calculator

Use this calculator to see how much extra sales revenue your company needs to generate to make up for the profits lost as a result of fleet accidents.
Launch Accident Cost Calculator 

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher