Ford door latch recall includes the 2015 Ford Fiesta
2015 Ford Fiesta

Ford is recalling 248,912 cars from the 2014 to 2016 model years because door latches have been found to be susceptible to cracking and failure in warm regions. The risk is that the door might not close properly, even after multiple attempts, and that it may open while the car is being driven.

A Ford spokeswoman confirmed to Consumer Reports that this risk involves all four doors. 

The recall is focused on the 2014 and 2015 Ford Fiesta, 2014 to 2016 Ford Fusion, and 2014 to 2016 Lincoln MKZ cars that are or have been previously registered in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, and federal territories.

Ford is not aware of any reports of crashes or injuries related to this condition. The automaker will notify customers of the recall starting May 4, 2020. 

The Details

Vehicles Recalled

  • 2014 and 2015 Ford Fiesta models built at Cuautitlán Stamping and Assembly Plant from Nov. 1, 2013, to Dec. 4, 2014.
  • 2014 to 2016 Ford Fusion sedans built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant and Hermosillo Assembly Plant from Nov. 1, 2013, to April 27, 2015.
  • 2014 to 2016 Lincoln MKZ sedans built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant from Nov. 1, 2013, to April 27, 2015.

The problem: Door latches may crack and fail, allowing the doors to open.

The fix: Dealers will remove and replace the side door latches.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may contact Ford customer service at 866-436-7332.

NHTSA campaign number: 20V177000. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S15.

Check to see whether your vehicle has recall: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website will tell you whether your vehicle has any recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have one. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly.

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