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Recall 17V168000

Driver's Door Unlatches In Side Impact Crash

Recall Details

The return spring for the driver side interior door handle may come loose, allowing the driver's door to unlatch in a side impact crash. Dealers will inspect the driver side interior door handle and repair the return spring as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The driver's door may unlatch and open during a side impact collision, increasing risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in April 2017. 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 dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete 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 17C04.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., March 13, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 13, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
5,470
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V168000
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Ford Mustang vehicles. The return spring for the driver side interior door handle may come loose, allowing the driver's door to unlatch in a side impact crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 206, "Door Locks and Door Retention Components."
Consequence
If the door unlatches in a crash it can increase the risk of injury.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the driver-side interior door handle and repair the return spring, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 24, 2017. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for the recall is 17C04.
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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