According to Ford Motor Company, a component within the door latches may break making the doors difficult to latch and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe that the door is securely closed when, in fact, it is not. Ford Motor Company admits that if a door is not securely latched, then it could open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant..
According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration ("NHTSA"), Ford Motor Company will notify vehicle owners directly, and its authorized dealers will replace all four door latches with an improved part, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2015. Owners may also contact Ford Motor Company direct at 1-866-436-7332, and should reference recall 15S16. Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safecar.gov.
To read more about the recall, or the Ford door latch investigation opened by NHTSA on September 11, 2014, click here.
If you own an affected 2013 or 2014 Ford Fusion, 2013 or 2014 Lincoln MKZ, or 2011-2014 Ford Fiesta, then make sure to get it into an authorized dealer right away. To find a dealer near you, click here.
Do you have a 2013 or 2014 Ford Fusion, 2013 or 2014 Lincoln MKZ, or 2011-2014 Ford Fiesta that experienced a door latch failure, but is still not fixed? If the vehicle was purchased or repaired in Ohio or Kentucky, then you can call Burdge Law Office on our Toll Free Hotline, 1.888.331.6422, to see if we can help you out of your "lemon" vehicle.
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