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

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

Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly. But 29 cases of fires have been reported.

In the first recall, vehicles include certain 2014 Ford Escapes, 2014 and 2015 Ford Fiesta STs, 2013-14 Ford Fusions and 2013, 2014 and 2015 Ford Transit Connect vehicles all equipped with 1.6-liter GTDI engines.

Ford will mail customers instructions on how to check and refill the coolant. That can lead to a crack in the cylinder head, which could lead to a pressurized oil leak and that could result in an engine fire.

Previous year bad door latch recalls cost Ford some $640 million, the AP said. If vehicles leak coolant or overheat, they should be taken to a dealer, Weigandt said.

It's adding another 211,000 vehicles to the mix, including the 2014 Fiesta, 2013-2014 Fusion and the 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ. Pawl spring tabs in the interior door-latch pulls can break, which means the door may not be secured even if it seems to be closed, the company said. This may reduce the vehicle's structural integrity in a side-impact collision, Ford said.

The owner of a 2013 Ford Fiesta reports having issues with shuddering, lunging, jerking, and the engine failing to engage gear shifts before it eventually experienced overheating and fire under the hood. For that reason, you should be aware of Ford's latest recalls.

A Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) recall has been issued in 2017 that involves 440,000 additional vehicles. Continued operation of a vehicle at these speeds could result in a resonance frequency that may fracture transmission and/or driveline components, Ford said. To date, Ford is unaware of any injuries related to this issue. It affects only 548 vehicles.

Dealers will replace the two-piece driveshaft with a new three-piece driveshaft and two center bearing brackets at no charge to the customer.

2014 Fiesta built at the Cuautitlan Assembly Plant between June 1 and October 31, 2013.

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