Ford says it will spend $295 million on two new recalls

Posted March 30, 2017

Ford is expanding a September 2016 recall to fix door latches on another 191,432 USA -market cars, including the 2013-2014 Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, and the 2014 Fiesta. The issue is a lack of coolant circulation, which could lead to the cracking of the engine head, thus resulting in pressurized oil leak on hot surfaces.

"Oil that comes into contact with a hot engine surface increases the risk of a fire in the engine compartment", the company said, adding that it knows of 29 "reports of fire associated with this issue" in the US and Canada.

The auto giant is also recalling another 211,000 2013 and 2014 model year vehicles as part of a previous recall over faulty door latches that cause doors to open while the car is being driven.

Read ABC's full story. Since 2014, the total number of vehicles Ford has recalled for various door-latch problems has topped 4 million. The door may suddenly open while driving, rebound while closing, or be hard to close.

Ford will first send affected owners literature regarding checking and refilling coolant. Ford has recalled almost 2.9 million cars for these faulty door latches since 2015.

Dealers will replace all four side door latches with a more robust service door latch at no cost to the customer.

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A Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) recall has been issued in 2017 that involves 440,000 additional vehicles. It affects only 548 vehicles.

If this occurs, Ford says it can increase the risk of injury to drivers or passengers.

The truck recall effects about 548 vehicles that may experience driveline vibration caused by a powertrain system resonance condition that come on at speeds of more than 75 miles per hour, according to the automaker. Thankfully, Ford hasn't received any reports of injuries related to this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the two-piece driveshaft with a three-piece driveshaft with two carrier bearings at no charge to the customer.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with the issue.

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