Door Latch Recall


Door Latch Safety Recall | Ford Recall

Ford Motor company has released a safety recall regarding a door latch in used in select Ford models. This door latch technology is currently known to be installed in over 2 million vehicles. We here at David McDavid Ford value safety above all. We've created a convienant Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) section below. Learn about the recall here.

Ford Recall | Door Latch Recall FAQs

  • What is a recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful. The same applies for parts of a product.

  • How do I know if my vehicle is affected?

    A great way to check if your vehicle is affected by any recall is to use the NHTSA Motor Vehicle Recall website. This website covers any safety recalls on a vehicle for the last 15 years.

  • What is a VIN #?

    VIN # is a acronym for Vehicle Identification Number. Every car is assigned a VIN # and your local dealership can look up this number to see history of the vehicle, recalls on the vehicle, and specific details about the vehicle.

  • What is the door latch safety recall?

    The door latch safety recall put out by Ford is a part of the door a series of released vehicles from 2012-2013. The pawl spring tab in the side door latch could break. A door latch with a fractured pawl spring tab typically results in a "door-will-not-close" condition. A door that opens while driving increases the risk of injury.

  • Will is cost me money to replace this defect part?

    It will cost nothing to you! Bring it to your local Ford or Lincoln dealer and they will take care of the recall for you.

  • Has Ford released information on this recall?

    Yes! Ford's official press statement is below:


    DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 8, 2016 - Ford Motor Company is expanding a previously announced safety recall regarding door latches to include approximately 1,500,000 additional vehicles at the request of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, bringing the total to 2,383,292 vehicles. Affected vehicles include 2013-15 Ford C-MAX and Ford Escape, 2012-15 Ford Focus, 2015 Ford Mustang and Lincoln MKC and 2014-16 Ford Transit Connect.

    In the affected vehicles, the pawl spring tab in the side door latch could break. A door latch with a fractured pawl spring tab typically results in a "door-will-not-close" condition. A door that opens while driving increases the risk of injury.

    Ford has identified one reported accident and three reported injuries that may be related to this issue.

    There are 2,383,292 vehicles affected in this recall, including 2,046,297 in the United States and federalized territories, 233,034 in Canada and 61,363 in Mexico.

    Dealers will replace side door latches at no cost to the customer.

  • Where do I get my recall corrected?

    Like mentioned before, the best place to get your recall corrected is your local Ford or Lincoln dealership.

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