The carmaker orders the vehicles into the workshop because of possible defects in the door locking. However, the problem is not new.
The second largest US carmaker Ford orders numerous vehicles to the workshops in America because of possible defects in the door lock. A total of around 2.15 million vehicles were affected, the company said on Wednesday (local time) in Dearborn. Specifically, it is about the models Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Escape, C-Max, Transit Connect and Mustang – as well as sedans of the type MKZ and MKC of the upper class brand Lincoln belonging to the Ford group.
The affected model years range is from 2011 to 2016. In the worst case, the door could open while driving, the company warns. However, Ford has so far had no reports of accidents or injuries. The problem is apparently not new – the current repairs are necessary, according to Ford, because some parts of the door lock may not have been replaced or at least not replaced as intended in two previous callbacks.
The manufacturer also announced another major recall on Wednesday due to the risk of brake fluid leakage. This problem affects the heavy-duty pick-up truck F-150, which is particularly popular with US customers. According to Ford, the recall in the United States encompasses a good 292,000 vehicles from the model years 2014 to 2017. A further 52,000 units therefore have to be repaired in Canada and Mexico.