These vehicles have been recalled in the past for defective door latches, but, according to Ford, some representatives who claimed to have rectified this problem during previous recalls either did not do the job properly or did not do so at all. Ford did not name specific delegations. CNN Business contacted a dealership dealership, but has not yet heard.
The problem arises from a part of the door latch that can break, especially when there is high heat. This can make it difficult to close the door properly so that, as the car is driven, the door can open unexpectedly.
Ford said in a statement that it was unaware of any accidents or injuries from opening doors, but the National Road Safety Administration’s public safety database contains many complaints about doors that suddenly open while driving.
This recall follows two previous recalls in 2016 and 2017 that cover the same problem. Each of the previous recalls covered a different subset of Ford and Lincoln vehicles from this most recent recall.
Owners will also be able to check the door lock date codes on their vehicle and submit these codes online to check if the recall should be made.
Ford also announced the recall of more than 290,000 F-150 trucks with 3.5-liter V6 engines. On some of these trucks from the 2014 to 2017 models, a leak in the brake cylinder can weaken the front brakes. The truck could emit an audible warning signal inside the cabin, display a notification in the center of the dashboard and display a red brake warning sign, Ford said.
There have been at least seven low-speed crashes that are said to be the result of this issue and two injuries that Ford is aware of, the company said in a statement. The truck may emit an audible warning signal, display a notification in the dashboard message center, and display a red brake warning sign.