Ford is recalling 194,889 vehicles due to an interior door defect. The defect may be involved in one or more of the interior doors of the vehicle. The problem is that a crack may develop within handle causing the handle return spring to become unseated. This can result in the interior door handle not returning to the correct return position. If the interior door handle return spring is unseated, the door may unlatch in the event of a side impact crash.
The affected vehicles included model year 2010 to 2013 Ford Taurus vehicles manufactured December 1, 2009 to July 31, 2010 and 2011-2013 Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured June 1, 2011 to October 31, 2011. Additionally, Police Interceptor Sedans from the model years 2010-2013 are part of this recall. All of these vehicles were assembled at the Ford plant in Chicago.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect all four of the interior door handles and either repair or replace them, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 16, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 15S02.
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