2.4 Million Ford Vehicles Recalled for Defective Door Latches

Nearly 2.4 million Ford vehicles have been recalled due to defective door latches. The recall will cost Ford $640 million. An National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation revealed 1,200 customer complaints regarding the vehicle doors’ failure to latch.

According to Ford, the issue arises when a tab in the door latches breaks. The defect can cause the doors to pop open or fail to close. So far, the company has been made aware of one crash and three injuries potentially linked to the defective door latch. Ford said the rate of failure is higher in areas with high temperatures and sunlight exposure, and initially only recalled vehicles in certain states and Mexico, amounting to about 830,000 vehicles. The NHTSA found the initial recall inadequate, and it has thus been expanded to include 1.5 million more vehicles.

Vehicles affected by the recall include the 2012-2015 Ford Focus, 2013-2015 Ford Escape and C-Max, 2015 Ford Mustang, 2015 Lincoln MKC and 2014-2016 Ford Transit Connect van.

“A defective door latch can certainly become a serious safety issue for drivers. We hope Ford is able to get this issue resolved quickly for vehicle owners,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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