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Our Quick Take:
The inside door handles are spring loaded, which makes the handles return to their rest position after using them. These springs can break, which can prevent the handles from returning to the closed position. If this happens, the door may come open during an accident.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall; this would change to high if any problems are noted with the door handles. Please contact your Ford or Lincoln dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The interior door handles have return springs that may fracture, which can prevent the handles from returning to the closed position. In an accident, the door may open, which could result in injury to occupants. Dealers will replace the interior door handle springs on the side doors. The Ford recall number is 08S03. This recall began on March 5, 2008.