Ford Issues Two Recalls Covering 221,000 Vehicles For Seatbelt, Door Latch Issues

Door latches and seatbelts are two elements of a car that you don’t exactly want to have fail in the event of an accident. That’s why Ford issued two safety recalls covering more than 221,000 vehicles today.

Ford announced the recalls after learning that a door could fly open in the event of a crash and that seatbelts in some vans might not tighten properly.

The first recall centers on 205,000 model year 2010 to 2013 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Ford Police Interceptor sedans that may contain an issue in the interior door handles.

Officials with Ford say a problem with the spring that controls the interior door may result in the door becoming unlatched in a side-impact crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Dealers will inspect all four interior door handles and repair or replace the handles as necessary.

The second recall covers 16,100 model year 2014 Ford Transit Connect vans that may have seatbelt fasteners that do not tighten properly.

Officials with For say the fasteners do not meet installation specifications and may loosen over time, which could cause them to not function as intended, increasing the risk of an injury.

Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by Ford and dealers will replace and properly tighten the safety belt fasteners.

Ford says it is unaware of any accidents or injuries related to the two recalls.

Ford Issues Two Safety Recalls [Ford]

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