Ford recalls 570K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

Ford recalls 570K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble
Ford recalls 570K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble
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30 March, 2017

Almost half a million Ford vehicles are being recalled to fix issues ranging from coolant problems to bad door latches and flawed drive shafts. Customers can drive their vehicles, but should go to a dealer if there are issues with its coolant.

"Oil that comes into contact with a hot engine surface increases the risk of a fire in the engine compartment", the company said, adding that it knows of 29 "reports of fire associated with this issue" in the US and Canada. That recall covers the 2014 Fiesta and the 2013 and 2014 Fusion and Lincoln MKZ.

The automaker on Wednesday said models impacted by the recall include the 2014 Escape, 2014-2015 Fiesta ST, 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and 2013-2015 Ford Transit Connect.

Ford plans to mail customers instructions from the owner's manual on how to check and refill coolant.

Ford now doesn't have service kits available and told customers to continue to drive their vehicles. A "pawl", or catch, in the door latch can break and either stop doors from closing or cause them to open while cars are moving.

Such a scenario increases the risk of crashes and injuries, Ford said.

About 208,584 of the affected vehicles are in the USA and federalized territories, 21,854 are in Canada and 318 are in Mexico.

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Ford's second recall expands on an earlier recall involving door latches.

This recall is a bit smaller than the previous two, covering just 548 examples of the 2017 Ford F-450 and F-550 heavy-duty pickup truck.

Affected vehicles may experience driveline vibration caused by a powertrain system resonance condition at speeds above 75 miles per hour.

Driving the vehicles at that pace can create a resonance frequency that may fracture the transmission and other driveline components.

Ford dealers will replace the two-piece driveshaft with a new three-piece driveshaft and two center bearing brackets at no charge to the customer. Thankfully, Ford hasn't received any reports of injuries related to this issue.

Ford will resolve the problem by repairing the windshield header.


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