Ford is recalling close to 300,000 vehicles in both North America and Europe for 2 separate recalls. One recall involves a possible engine fire and the other a door latch.
According to ABC News For is recalling over 570,000 vehicles for a possible engine fire and a door latch issue.
What vehicles are included in the “engine fire” recall?
There are over 360,000 vehicles included in the engine fire recall. The affected vehicles are as follows:
- 2014 and up Ford Escape
- 2014 – 2015 Fiesta ST
- 2013-2015 Transit Connect
- 2013 – 2014 Fusion
- 2010-2015 C-Max Hybrid (Europe)
- 2010-2015 Focus (Europe)
- 2013-2015 Transit Connect (Europe)
What is the issue?
According to Ford “A lack of coolant circulation could cause the engine to overheat, causing a crack in the cylinder head, according to Ford. If that happens, pressurized oil can leak through the crack, and if it hits a hot surface, could cause and engine fire. The company says it has 29 reports of fires in the U.S. and Canada, but no injuries”
Apparently this all stems from a faulty coolant level sensor. If the sensor isn’t reading the coolant level correctly, the car can give no warning and over heat the engine. Ford claims that it is ok for drivers to continue to drive their cars.
What vehicles are included in the “door latch” recall?
There are over 440,000 vehicles included in the engine fire recall. The affected vehicles are as follows:
- 2012-2014 Fiesta
- 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ
- 2013-2014 Fusion
According to Ford the pawl spring tab in the side door latch could break. A door latch with a fractured pawl spring tab typically results in a “door will not close” condition”. If the door is not properly or completely closed it can open on it’s own.
For both recalls owners will receive details in the mail. If you want to check now you can head over to https://www.nhtsa.gov/ and enter your vin to see if you vehicle is included in any recall.