Ford Motor Company is issuing a recall for the Ford Fiesta as well two other units.
But Ford Fiesta users need not to worry as the safety recalls are in North America.
The first safety recall, the affected cars are as follows: 2014-15 Ford Fiesta, 2014-16 Ford Fusion and 2014-16 Lincoln MKZ vehicles.
“Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for select 2014-15 Ford Fiesta, 2014-16 Ford Fusion and 2014-16 Lincoln MKZ vehicles. In affected vehicles, the latch pawl spring-tab design is susceptible to cracking and failure in areas with high ambient temperatures. A door latch with a fractured pawl spring tab typically results in a “door will not close” condition. If the customer is able to latch the door after repeated attempts, there is a potential the door may unlatch while driving, increasing the risk of injury,” Ford said in their official press release.
Currently, Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition. This defect affects a total of 248,912 vehicles in the United States and federal territories, 19,431 in Mexico and four in Canada.
Affected vehicles include:
Affected vehicles are or have been previously registered in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington and federal territories.
Once the customer brings their vehicle to the dealership, the dealers will then remove and replace the side door latches. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S15.
The second safety recall is for select 2021 Ford E-Series vehicles.
The company’s press release states: “Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for select 2021 Ford E-Series stripped chassis and cutaway vehicles. Affected vehicles may have frame-mounted wire harnesses that could, over time, chafe on the frame and damage the wire harness and the circuits within it. The chafing condition could affect wiring associated with the fuel, trailer tow and antilock braking systems. Damage to the fuel pump circuit could result in an unexpected engine stall while driving. If an engine stall occurs while driving without a warning or the ability to restart, it can increase the risk of a crash.”
There are currently zero reports of any accident, injury or fire related to this condition. This error affects a total of 2,871 vehicles in the United States and 760 in Canada. Affected 2021 Ford E-Series vehicles were built at Ohio Assembly Plant, May 11, 2019, to Jan. 30, 2020.
After rolling into the shop, dealers will then inspect the vehicle’s wire harness for damage. If there is no damage, the technician will then apply anti-abrasion tape over the affected area and ensure clearance to surrounding components. However, if the wire harness is damaged, technicians will follow the standard workshop manual repair procedure to slice in new wire, apply anti-abrasion tape over the area and ensure clearance to surrounding components. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S13.
The last safety recall is only applicable to Canada, exclusive to select 2006-10 Ford Fusion, 2006-10 Mercury Milan and 2006-10 Lincoln MKZ vehicles only.
“Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for select 2006-10 Ford Fusion, 2006-10 Mercury Milan and 2006-10 Lincoln MKZ vehicles. In some affected vehicles, a normally closed valve inside the hydraulic control unit may stick open, which could result in extended brake pedal travel, potentially increasing the risk of a crash,” says the press release.
Ford is aware of one accident report related to or caused by this condition. This action affects 54,292 vehicles in the country. Affected vehicles were built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, Feb. 22, 2006, to July 15, 2009.
Dealers will inspect the hydraulic control unit for signs of stuck or slow-responding valves and replace the unit if necessary. The system will be pressure-flushed with DOT 4 brake fluid and the DOT 3 reservoir cap will be replaced with a new DOT 4 cap. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S14.