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Ford has announced a recall notice due to door lock issues in around 45,000 hatchbacks, 2016 Fusion sedans, 2015 Fiesta sedans, and 2016 Lincoln MKZ sedans. The doors in these vehicles may not lock properly and could open during drive.

This issue majorly takes place or occurs over high ambient temperatures. However, only warm climate locations are where these vehicles are sold or registered. Thus, Ford has published a recall notice regarding vehicles with this door lock fault. The areas where Ford has been issued the Recall Notice you can check the list of them here:

– Alabama

– Arkansas

– Arizona

– California

– Florida

– Georgia

– Hawaii

– Louisiana

– Mississippi

– New Mexico

– Nevada

– Oklahoma

– Oregon

– South Carolina

– Texas

– Utah

– Washington

– Puerto Rico

– American Samoa

– Guam

– the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan)

– and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Ford also published two more recalls for the same hot climate door faults in 2020 and other recalls after customer complaints and warranty claims.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Ford has no news about any injuries or crashes regarding this fault. Drivers may notice that they experience difficulty in closing or opening the door before the door lock fails. These warnings alert the driver and assist them in avoiding issues while driving.

Ford recalls the vehicles due to Door Latch problems, i.e., Ford Fiesta sedans and hatchbacks produced between Dec. 5, 2014, and Jan. 30, 2015, Ford Fusion sedans manufactured between Dec. 13, 2014, and July 31, 2015, and Lincoln MKZ sedans manufactured between Dec. 13, 2014, and July 31, 2015.

A part named the latch pawl spring tab may break if revealed to high ambient temperatures in Ford Sedans or hatchbacks. In this case, this part is split from the doors; as a result, the doors will not close adequately. This door lock fault led to a big accident due to improper door locking.

The Ford dealers will replace the faulty door locks on all vehicles recalled without any charges. The owners may also call the manufacturers at 866-436-7332.