Ford has announced a large 1.5-million vehicle expansion to a recall over faulty door latches.
The door latches in question can potentially break due to excess heat or solar loading according to Ford. The affected vehicles include the 2013-15 Ford C-Max; 2013-2015 Ford Escape; 2012-2015 Ford Focus; 2015 Ford Mustang; 2014-2016 Ford Transit Connect and the 2015 Lincoln MKC.
Initially, the recall only affected cars in states where the ambient temperatures and solar loading were higher, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stepped in and requested that Ford recall the cars in all 50 states.
Ford says that it has identified one reported accident and three reported injuries that may be related to this issue.
This expansion brings the total count of affected vehicles in the U.S. to over two million. When all of North America is included, the issue affects about 2.38 million vehicles.
Dealers will install new door latches free of charge to fix the issue.
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