Car mega-giant Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles across both North America and Europe for two separate problems.
The first, more dangerous, problem is one that causes the engines to catch fire in several models of cars.
The second problem is with the door latches, which aren’t closing properly and causing doors to fly open during operation, or stay closed while people are inside the car.
The door problem is not new. Last year, door latch recalls cost Ford $640 million.
The engine issues has been reported 29 times across Canada and the U.S.A. There have not been any injuries as of yet, but Ford is urging drives to check their vehicle models. If you have one of the ones affected by the recall, they will mail instructions on how to proceed. If parts are available, local dealers will install coolant level sensors in the affected cars to warn owners of any overheating.
These are the affected North American models for each issue.
- 2014 Ford Escape SUVs
- 2014 Ford Compact Fiesta ST
- 2015 Ford Compact Fiesta ST
- 2013 Ford Fusion Midsize Car
- 2014 Ford Fusion MidSize Car
- 2013 Ford Transit Connect Small Van
- 2014 Ford Transit Connect Small Van
- 2015 Ford Transit Connect Small Van
All the vehicles affected will have 1.6-Liter four-cylinder turbocharged engines.
- 2014 Ford Fiesta
- 2013 Ford Fusion
- 2014 Ford Fusion
- Lincoln MKZ
Contact your local Ford dealer if you have any questions regarding the recall.