faulty door latch recall a $640 million mistake for ford
Ford will spend $0. 64 billion. U. S. )
Replace the latch on nearly 2.
There are 4 million cars, trucks and vans this year because the doors will open when the vehicle is traveling.
On Thursday, the company announced an increase of one.
The annoying and growing recall caused 5 million cars, which forced Ford to cut the entire estimated cost. year pre-
Tax profits hit $10. 2 billion (U. S. )
At least $10. 8 billion.
Customers have been complaining about this issue since 2014, which has affected most of the Ford North American lineup.
At least 3 million cars were recalled due to the problem.
The recall occurred in the United States. S.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 1,200 customers complained that the doors were not locked.
Thursday\'s statement came under pressure from NHTSA, which it considered to be August.
Since it is not nationwide, it is not enough to recall about 830,000 cars.
Ford said in a regulatory document that the $0. 64 billion would pay for the recall on Thursday and the recall announced on August. 4.
The latest recall includes Ford Fox 2012 to 2015, Ford Escape 2013 to 2015 and C-
Max, the 2015 Ford Mustang and Lincoln MKC, and the 2014-to-2016 Ford transport connection minivan.
The spring card on the latch may break and the door will either not close or open, Ford said.
The latch will be replaced free of charge by the dealer.
The company said it knew about a crash and three injuries that might be related to the problem. The Aug.
The recall is limited to Mexico and 16 states exposed to high temperatures and sunlight.
Ford said customers who want to know if their vehicles are included in the recall can go to www. ford.
Click on the safety recall and enter their vehicle identification number.
This number can be found on most state registration cards and attached to the dashboard near the driver\'s side windshield.