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Recall 15V040000

Interior Door Handle

Recall Details

These vehicles have been recalled because their interior door handles may fail to return to their stowed position after use. In the event of a side impact, the door may unlatch, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will inspect all four interior door handles and either repair or replace them free of charge.

Our Quick Take

The vehicle's interior door handles may cause the doors to open in the event of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Ford has scheduled this recall to begin March 16, 2015, and will begin notifying owners. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and the interior door handles fail to stow after use, please contact your dealer. Ford's number for this recall is 15S02. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.

Body, Interior & Misc., January 28, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 28, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
194,889
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V040000
Component
STRUCTURE
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Ford Taurus vehicles manufactured December 1, 2009, to July 31, 2010, and 2011-2013 Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured June 1, 2011, to October 31, 2011. In the affected vehicles, the interior door handle return spring may unseat, resulting in interior door handle that does not return to the fully stowed position after actuation.
Consequence
If the interior door handle return spring is unseated, the door may unlatch in the event of a side impact crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect all four of the interior door handles and either repair or replace them, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 16, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S02.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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