Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Ford Recall

More than 400,000 Ford vehicles are being recalled because of possible engine fires and faulty door latches, the auto maker announced on Wednesday.
The first recall involves 210,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the engines could pose the risk of an under-hood fire.
Affected models, all equipped with a 1.6-liter GTDI engine, include the 2014 Escape, the 2014-15 Fiesta St, 2013-14 Fusion and 2013-15 Transit Connect.
The company said the engine may overheat due to a lack of coolant circulation. That can lead to a crack in the cylinder head, which could lead to a pressurized oil leak and that could result in an engine fire.
Ford said it was aware of 29 incidents in the U.S. and Canada, but did not receive any reports of injuries.

Ford said it will mail to owners instructions on how to check and refill the coolant. Consumers can drive their vehicles but should contact a dealer if they notice a coolant leak.
In the second, the company said it was expanding a recall for 2014 Fiesta, 2013-14 Fusion and 2013-14 Lincoln MKZ by another 190,000 vehicles for faulty door latches.
Under the recall, a spring in the side door latch could break, which could cause the door to open while the vehicle is in motion.
No injuries have been reported
Ford said dealers will replace all four side door latches.

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