Ford has recalled a number of 1.5 million cars due to Faulty Door Latch.
Ford has shared its 2016 profit forecast yesterday in which it was seen that 1.5million cars were recalled by the company in order to expand the door latch recall. The company is expecting an adjustment of $10.2 billion to be made due to this recall.
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Ford officials also told the executives that the exact pretax profits were about $10.8 billion for the full year. However after the extended recall, the numbers have been changed again. The extended recall is supposed to cost almost $640 million that will decrease Ford’s earnings by third quarters.
There was an initial recall that was initiated on August 4th, 2016. This recall covered 2013 to 2015 C Max models, 2012 Escape model, 2014 Focus, 2016 Transit Connect and 2015 Lincoln MKC. Along with that Mustangs from a few regions were recalled as well.
The officials of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have asked the company to make the recall on the national level so no car is left behind in any case. This is the reason we are actually seeing such a big recall in history of company.
The recall that is made currently is catering 2.4 million vehicles in North America, 2 million vehicles in US, 233,034 vehicles in Canada and 61,363 in Mexico.
The problem with these cars is that the pawl spring tab in the side door of all these cars can break due to a weakened latch. The latch can also prevent the door from closing. It is identified that one accident pertaining three injuries was reported due to the defect.
According to Detroit Free Press, the dealers will replace the latches without any cost in cars.