Ford recalls 2.5 million cars for faulty door locks and brakes


Ford Motor Co. is recalling approximately 2.5 million vehicles, including its best-selling F-150 pickup, in North America to fix faulty door latches and a potentially dangerous braking problem.The first problem concerns 2.15 million cars, SUVs and vans, according to a press release. Locks that could crack and break at elevated temperatures may not have been replaced or fixed properly in previous recalls, so Ford will give owners the opportunity to self-inspect their vehicles or have them check the dealer and perform the necessary maintenance work.

Nine models covering the 2011 to 2016 model years are affected by the recall, including the Escape SUV, the Fusion sedan and the Mustang sports car.

The second recall involves 343,900 F-150 pickups, Ford’s best money maker. The automaker’s model year 2014-17 trucks with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine may leak brake fluid, which could reduce the performance of the front brakes.

Ford said it was aware of seven low-speed or low-impact collisions and two injuries believed to be related to the problem.


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