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Recall 16V643000

Door Latches Do Not Secure The Door Closed

Recall Details

The door latches may not secure the doors closed, and could open while driving. Dealers will replace the door latches with improved parts free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The door latches of the vehicle may not properly secure the doors in the closed position. If the door is not secure it may open while driving, resulting in possible occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford or Lincoln must be performed by a Ford or Lincoln dealership. Ford will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in October, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford or Lincoln dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Ford recall number is 16S30.

Body, Interior & Misc., September 06, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 06, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,046,297
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V643000
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Ford Focus, 2013-2015 Ford Escape and Ford C-MAX, 2015 Lincoln MKC and Ford Mustang, and 2014-2016 Ford Transit Connect vehicles. A component within the door latches may break, preventing the doors from latching and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe a door is securely closed when, in fact, it is not.
Consequence
A door that is not securely latched could open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the door latches with an improved part, free of charge. Due to a limited parts supply, each owner will be sent an interim notification beginning October 3, 2016 and will receive a second notice when parts are available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S30.
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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