Ford Motor Company issued two safety recalls for North America and one for Canada only. In North America, Ford issued a safety recall for select 2014-15 Ford Fiesta, 2014-16 Ford Fusion, and 2014-16 Lincoln MKZ as well as for select 2021 Ford E-Series vehicles. In Canada, the recall affects select 2006-10 Ford Fusion, 2006-10 Mercury Milan and 2006-10 Lincoln MKZ vehicles.
In a press release on March 25, 2020, Ford stated it was issuing a safety recall for select 2014-15 Ford Fiesta, 2014-16 Ford Fusion and 2014-16 Lincoln MKZ vehicles. According to the statement, the latch pawl spring-tab design in the affected vehicles can crack and fail in areas with high ambient temperatures. A fractured pawl spring tab does not let the door close and if it does after repeated attempts, the door may unlatch while driving and cause injuries. Any injury has not been reported related to the defect. This recall affects 248,912 vehicles in the United States and federal territories, 19,431 in Mexico and four in Canada.
The vehicles affected by the safety recall include:
- 2014-15 Ford Fiesta vehicles built at Cuautitlán Stamping and Assembly Plant, Nov. 1, 2013, to Dec. 4, 2014
- 2014-16 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant and Hermosillo Assembly Plant, Nov. 1, 2013, to April 27, 2015
- 2014-16 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, Nov. 1, 2013, to April 27, 2015
Ford stated that its dealers were going to remove and replace the side door latches.
Ford is also recalling select 2021 Ford E-Series vehicles.
Ford Motor Company also issued a safety recall for select 2021 Ford E-Series stripped chassis and cutaway vehicles. According to Ford, the affected vehicles have frame-mounted wire harnesses. Over time due to chafing, the wire harness and the circuits within it could be damaged. Chafing could also affect the wiring associated with fuel, trailer tow, and antilock braking systems. A damaged fuel pump circuit can cause the engine to stall unexpectedly while driving, giving rise to a risk of a crash. No accident or injury has been reported in this regard. This recall affects 2,871 vehicles in the United States and 760 in Canada. Ford stated that dealers were going to inspect the harness and do appropriate repairs in case of damage or apply abrasion tape if there is no damage.
Ford is also recalling select 2006-10 Ford Fusion, 2006-10 Mercury Milan and 2006-10 Lincoln MKZ vehicles.
Ford issued a recall of a safety recall for select 2006-10 Ford Fusion, 2006-10 Mercury Milan and 2006-10 Lincoln MKZ vehicles in Canada. In some vehicles, there was the risk of a closed valve inside the hydraulic control unit sticking open resulting in extended brake pedal travel and growing the risk of a crash. Ford is aware of one accident related to this condition. The recall affects 54,292 vehicles in Canada.