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Ford recalling 221,000+ vehicles to fix door latches


February 2, 2015
By Alyssa Dalton


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Feb. 2, 2015 – Ford is recalling more than 221,000 cars and vans to fix problems with door latches and seat belts, where the door latch spring can become unseated, allowing the door to unlatch in a side-impact crash.

Nearly 205,000 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Police Interceptor models in North America from the 2010 to 2013 model years are included in the recall.

No injuries have been reported yet from the problem, said the company.

Dealers will inspect the latches and replace door handles if needed.

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It is unknown if any affected units are in Canada.

The second recall covers just over 16,000 Transit Connect small vans in the U.S. from the 2014 model year. Seat belt fasteners can loosen, causing the belts to malfunction. Ford says the problem hasn’t caused any crashes or injuries.

Dealers will replace and tighten the seat belt fasteners.

— With files from The Associated Press