Recent Ford Recalls Include 530,000 Cars, Trucks And SUVs

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Missing Windshield Header Welds

What went wrong: Although no incidents have been reported, welds in the windshield header portion of the body sheet metal may not have been added during the manufacturing process for certain vehicles. This irregularity could decrease lateral structural integrity, possibly increasing the risk of injury in a side-impact crash.

Ford says it’s recalling 111 vehicles because of this issue.

Vehicles affected by this recall include:

  • Certain 2017 Edge vehicles

Expanded Recall for Faulty Door Latches

What went wrong: Faulty door latches. Door latches with fractured pawl spring tabs could result in doors swinging open while vehicles are moving. This one is an expansion of an existing recall and includes an additional 211,000 vehicles.

Vehicles affected by this recall include:

  • 2014 Ford Fiesta
  • 2013 to 2014 Ford Fusion
  • 2013 to 2014 Lincoln MKZ vehicles

Unintended Movement

What went wrong: Some Ford trucks were moving, even though they were in park. Though Ford hasn’t heard of any accidents related to this issue, they’re recalling 52,000 trucks to be safe.

If you own this vehicle, you should use the parking brake whenever you want to vehicle to stay put (until you can get the issue fixed).

Vehicles affected by this recall include:

  • 2017 Ford F-250 gasoline-powered 6.20-litre vehicles

Misoriented Left-Handle Door Spring

What went wrong: Ford says it wants to inspect approximately 6,000 vehicles for a potentially misoriented door spring on the left interior door. No issues have been reported so far, but there is the potential for the door to become unlatched during a side impact.

Vehicles affected by this recall include:

  • 2017 Ford Mustang

What To Do

If you believe your vehicle may be affected by any of these recalls, contact the service department of your local Ford dealership. They will be able to check your vehicle’s VIN and determine whether recall service is required.

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[H/t: Consumer Affairs]

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