Thankfully, 2015 has been a pretty light year when it comes to recalls. But i guess it shouldn’t be that surprising, either. After all, how many recalls could their possibly be when damn near everything was recalled last year.
Anyway, Ford– who was at the bottom of last year’s recall statistics– announced late last week that they will be recalling approximately 390,000 cars due to faulty door latches that have been linked to 451 reports, including two minor injuries and one accident. According to Ford, the injuries occurred when an unlatched door swung back after the owner attempted to close it, while the accident occurred when a door inadvertently swung open and hit another vehicle inside of a parking space.
This, of course, is not the first time that Ford has had problems with malfunctioning door latches. In fact, since 2014, Ford has recalled nearly 1.4 million vehicles for door latch issues, showing that this has been a recurrent issue for the company.
In a statement, NHTSA Mark Rosekind, said, “In response to a thorough NHTSA investigation that demonstrated a clear risk to safety, Ford is taking important action to protect its customers. We are pleased that Ford is taking this proactive step for safety.”
The vehicles involved in this latest recall include 2012-2014 Ford Fiestas, as well as 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars.