Ford Motor Company is recalling about 269,000 model year 2014-15 Fiestas, model year 2014-16 Fusions and model year 2014-16 Lincoln MKZs in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
The latch pawl spring-tab design is susceptible to cracking and failure in areas with high ambient temperatures. A door latch with a fractured pawl spring tab typically results in a “door will not close” condition.
If the customer is able to latch the door after repeated attempts, the door may unlatch while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the risk of injury.
There are no reports of accident or injury.
What to do
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove and replace the side door latches free of charge.
Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332, Ford's reference number for this recall is 20S15.