REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL In the affected vehicles, the pawl spring tab in a side door latch may break, which will typically prevent the door from latching. A door that opens while driving increases the risk of injury.As a result of ongoing discussions with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford is including all affected vehicles in all 50 states and U.S. Territories in this safety recall at this time.
SERVICE ACTION DO NOT DEMONSTRATE OR DELIVER
Any new in-stock vehicles involved in this safety recall. Parts are expected to be available in sufficient quantities to begin repairing vehicles in the second quarter 2017.
Owner letters are expected to be mailed the week of October 3, 2016, advising owners that parts are not currently available to repair vehicles. Service should only be scheduled if an affected vehicle exhibits side door latching concerns. A follow up notification will be sent after repair instructions and parts ordering information have been provided to dealers.
This safety recall must still be performed, even if the owner has paid for a previous repair. Claiming a refund will not close the recall on the vehicle. Ford Motor Company is offering a refund for owner-paid repairs covered by this recall if the repair was performed prior to the date indicated in the reimbursement plan, which is posted with this Advance Notice. Owners will be directed to seek reimbursement through authorized dealers or, at their option, directly through Ford Motor Company at P.O. Box 6251, Dearborn, MI 48121-6251.