Ford owners in Georgia beware: your vehicle could be a part of the car manufacturer’s latest recall.
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NBC News reports that Ford Motors is recalling approximately 830,000 total vehicles across the U.S. and Mexico after the discovery of a faulty part that can cause doors to come open while driving.
The recall includes multiple years and models and covers the 2013-15 Ford C-MAX and Escape, 2012-15 Ford Focus, 2015 Ford Mustang and Lincoln MKC, and 2014-16 Ford Transit Connect.
According to reports from the LA Times, the defect originates with a bad spring that has been known to break, causing the door to not be able to latch. This can create a dangerous situation for drivers and passengers, especially children.
So far, at least one accident and one injury have been connected with the malfunction.
The problem has reportedly been more prevalent in warm weather areas, causing the recall to be focused on Mexico and 16 mostly southern U.S. states, including Georgia.
In those 16 states, Ford dealers are offering to replace the latch for free. In other states, Ford will only replace the latch if the spring is already broken.
The cost of addressing the recall has been estimated at $270 million.
Last year, Ford experienced a similar issue with many of its Fusion and Lincoln MKZ models, which were also recalled.