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205K Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS Sedans Recalled for Door Latches

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/28/2015 Karla Sanchez
205K Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS Sedans Recalled for Door Latches

Ford has issued a recall covering 221,000 models including the Taurus, Police Interceptor, Lincoln MKS, and Transit Connect. A majority of the recalls have to do with an issue related to the door handles, while the Transit Connect may have a potential issue with the seatbelts. Ford says it isn't aware of accidents or injuries related to the two recalls.

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2010-2013 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, Police Interceptor

2013 Lincoln MKS© Provided by MotorTrend 2013 Lincoln MKS

The Problem: Certain 2010-2013 Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS models may have a defective door handle spring that, when unseated, could cause the door to unlatch in a side-impact crash. Certain models of the fleet-only, Taurus-based Police Interceptor are also affected.

The Fix: Affected owners can take their vehicles to a dealer, where technicians will inspect all four door handles and replace them if necessary at no cost.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: Ford says the recall covers a total of 204,945 2010-2013 Taurus, Lincoln MKS, and Police Interceptor sedans in North America, with 194,889 of them in the U.S. and federalized territories; 9948 in Canada; and 108 in Mexico.

2013 Ford Taurus SHO© Provided by MotorTrend 2013 Ford Taurus SHO

2014 Ford Transit Connect

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

The Problem: The seatbelt fasteners in certain 2014 Transit Connect vans may not have been tightened to specification, meaning they could loosen over time and cause seatbelts to not function as intended, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will replace and properly tighten the fasteners for free, and while they're at it, they'll also replace and properly torque the cargo tie-downs in the cargo area.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 16,100 2014 Ford Transit Connect vans built between November 6, 2013 and September 20, 2014 at the Valencia Assembly Plant. All affected units are located in the U.S.

Source: Ford

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