15:58 GMT05 December 2020
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    Defective door latches have led to a recall of 2,383,292 vehicles in North America the Ford Motor Company said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Defective door latches have led to a recall of 2,383,292 vehicles in North America, 1.5 million more than previously announced, the Ford Motor Company said in a press release on Thursday.

    "In the affected vehicles, the pawl spring tab in the side door latch could break," the release explained. "A door that opens while driving increases the risk of injury."

    Affected vehicles include 2013-15 Ford C-MAX and Ford Escape, 2012-15 Ford Focus, 2015 Ford Mustang and Lincoln MKC and 2014-16 Ford Transit Connect, the release noted.

    Ford said it had identified one reported accident and three reported injuries that may be related to the defective latches.

    More than 2 million of the affected vehicles are in the United States with the remainder in Canada and Mexico, the release added.


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