Ford issues safety recall on Escape, Transit, Mustang

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The Ford Fiesta, Escape, Mustang, F-150 and Transit Connect are now the latest subject of the Blue Oval's recall. 

Based on its recent announcement, the 2013-15 Ford Escape (built at Louisville Assembly Plant, December 23, 2011, to January 31, 2015); 2014-2016 Ford Transit Connect (built at Valencia Body and Assembly Plant, from August 9, 2013, to February 1, 2016) and 2015 Ford Mustang (built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, February 14, 2014, to April 30, 2015 over door latch issues. 

Aside from three models, other models such as the following are included in the said recall.

  • 2011-14 Ford Fiesta vehicles built at Cuautitlán Assembly Plant, Jan. 26, 2010, to Oct. 31, 2013
  • 2012-15 Ford Focus vehicles built at Michigan Assembly Plant, Oct. 4, 2010, to Jan. 31, 2015
  • 2013-14 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, May 11, 2012, to Oct. 31, 2013
  • 2013-14 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, July 19, 2012, to Oct. 31, 2013

The defective latch means that the vehicle can have issues when it comes to shutting the door and prevents you from getting out of your car or even a potential unlatching of a door while driving and is considered especially during crash. 

Ford Transit Connect

Approximately 2.15 million of these Ford vehicles in the United States and federal territories are affected. 

Ford Mustang

Aside from that Ford is also recalling its F-150 over possible brake fluid leak. 

The affected Ford vehicles with issues in the brake master cylinder has brake fluid leak in the front-wheel circuit into the brake booster—which can cause loss of break pressure that can lead to failure of a vehicle to stop.

Ford F-150

Ford is aware of seven low-speed/low-impact accident allegations with two injuries with this issue. This affects 292,311 vehicles in the United States and federal territories, 43,536 in Canada and 8,053 in Mexico. 

Affected vehicles are as follows:

  • Select 2015-17 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Truck Plant, Oct. 1, 2014, to Aug. 1, 2016
  • Select 2014-17 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, Sept. 1, 2014, to Aug. 1, 2016

The local market may have a sigh of relief as the recalls are for the North American and some parts of Mexico market only. 

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