Ford Recalls 2M Vehicles, Warning Doors Could Fly Open While Driving


When it comes to designing vehicles, it's important to make sure the doors stay closed while the car's in motion... Apparently, Ford somehow overlooked this prerequisite a time or two -- and now the company is recalling more than 2 million vehicles.

Citing faulty latches that can cause doors to fly open, Ford is recalling some of the models made between 2011 and 2016. They include the Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, C-Max, Mustang, Escape and Transit Connect, as well as the Lincoln MKZ and MKC. Owners of these models should contact their Ford dealership to determine whether their vehicle is included in the recall, according to Ford.

In a statement released Friday, Ford officials say they're not privy to any accidents or injuries resulting from the unexpectedly opening doors. However, a check of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's database reveals a number of people have complained about their doors suddenly popping open while they were driving.

This isn't the first recall from Ford concerning doors opening while driving. There were also two recalls in 2016 and 2017 that covered the same faulty latches in different vehicle models.

For more details on the recall, visit MarketWatch.com.


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