Ford is recalling about 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere, SUVs and vans, because their doors can open while the vehicles are moving.
The problem results from a door latch part that can crack, especially when subjected to high heat. That can make the door difﬁcult to close properly so that, as the car is driven, the door can unexpectedly pop open. The National Highway Trafﬁc Safety Administration’s public safety reporting database contains numerous complaints of doors suddenly coming open while vehicles are being driven.The recall covers the 2012-2015 Ford Focus, the 2013-2014 Ford Fusion, the 2011-2014 Ford Fiesta, and the 2013-2015 Ford Escape and C-Max. Also covered are the 2013 and 2014 Lincoln MKZ, the 2015 Lincoln MKC, the 2015 Ford Mustang and the 2014 to 2016 Ford Transit Connect van.
The previously recalled vehicles may not have had the latches replaced, or repairs may not have been done correctly, the company said in a statement. Ford also is recalling nearly 344,000 F-150 pickups in the U.S. and Canada to ﬁx a ﬂuid leak from the brake master cylinder.