Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

The second recall is an expansion of an existing call back to 211,000 more vehicles over an issue with door latches.

The first recall covers over 230,000 Escape SUVs, Fiesta ST subcompacts, Fusion midsize cars and Transit Connect vans with 1.6-Liter turbocharged engines from 2013 through 2015.

Ford plans to mail customers instructions from the owner's manual on how to check and refill coolant.

Ford said a lack of coolant circulation could cause an engine to overheat, resulting in a crack in the cylinder head, which could result in a pressurized oil leak and raise the risk of a fire. The company said it is aware of at least 29 reported engine fires in the US and Canada.

Ford said it is not aware of any incidents or injuries related to this recall.

"Customers can continue to drive their vehicles, but should see their dealer if their vehicle exhibits a coolant leak, overheating or frequently needs coolant added", the company said in a news release Wednesday.

Under the recall, a spring in the side door latch could break, which could cause the door to open while the vehicle is in motion. To fix this issue, dealers will replace all four of the side door latches. For that reason, you should be aware of Ford's latest recalls. A door latch with a fractured pawl spring tab typically results in a "door will not close" condition.

Ford is also recalling 548 2017 model year F-450 and F-550 trucks with faulty driveshafts. The door may suddenly open while driving, rebound while closing, or be hard to close.

Driving the vehicles at that pace can create a resonance frequency that may fracture the transmission and other driveline components.

There have not been any injuries or accidents as a result of the issue, the automaker stated. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17S08.

Lastly, 84 brand-new 2017 Edge crossovers may not be completely welded across the top of their windshield headers. This increases the risk of a crash or injury.

Dealers will fix windshield headers at no cost to the customer.

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