Ford Motor Co. is expanding a safety recall for door latches to include about 156,000 more vehicles at the request of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, bringing the total to 545,906 vehicles in North America.
The door latch’s pawl spring tab could break, causing the door not to latch properly. The door could unlatch while the car is being driven, increasing the risk of injury.
There are two reports of soreness resulting from an unlatched door bouncing back when the customer attempted to close it. One accident was reported when an unlatched door swung open and hit another vehicle as the driver was pulling into a parking space.