Those vehicles withdrew earlier due to faulty door latches, but according to Ford, some traders who claimed to have solved this problem during the previous recall either did not do the job properly or did not do it at all. Ford has not named any specific dealers. CNN Business contacted the dealership but has not yet responded.
The problem arises because of the part of the door handle that can crack, especially if exposed to high heat. As a result, the door can be difficult to close so that the door can open unexpectedly while the car is being driven.
Ford said in a statement that it is unaware of any collisions or injuries on the open door, but the State Road Safety Administration’s public safety database contains numerous complaints that the door suddenly opens while vehicles are driving.
This recall follows two earlier recalls in 2016 and 2017 that cover the same problem. Each of the previous recalls included a different subset of Ford and Lincoln vehicles from this latest recall.
Owners will also be able to review the door lock date codes on their vehicle and submit those codes online to see if a recall job needs to be done.
Ford has also announced the recall of more than 290,000 F-150 trucks with 3.5-liter V6 engines. In some of these trucks from the 2014 to 2017 model year, a leak in the brake master cylinder can weaken the front brakes. The truck can emit an audible warning sound inside the cab, display a warning in the message center on the dashboard, and display a red brake warning indicator, Ford said.
There have been at least seven collisions at low speeds, which are believed to be the result of this problem and two injuries of which Ford is aware, the statement said. The truck can emit an audible warning sound, display a warning in the message center on the dashboard, and display a red brake warning indicator.