You can open the door from the outside and the door works correctly. The Contact Owns A 2011 ford fiesta. Warranty had expired 3 months ago although mileage only 28000. 18 Nov 2018. The latches can fail and cause the doors to open while the vehicles are moving. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Find out now. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V246000(latches/locks/linkages); however, the part for the recall was not available. The 2.4 million cars include the F-150, Fiesta, Focus, Fusion and Escape. I request you contact Ford and have them replace the latches at no cost. 7. looked on the NHTSA website to see if the problem has been reported and I see many issues with Ford Fiesta door latches, so added my report. Ford has had nagging quality troubles with the latches, some car transmissions and other issues that have hurt its bottom line. Ford has issued a recall for 248,912 vehicles in the U.S. over faulty door latches. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. 2018/17164. The recall began on december 18, 2015. DETROIT -- Ford is recalling about 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because of a nagging door latch problem and a brake fluid leak. The technician inspected the vehicle but did not notify the contact of what part needed to be replaced. These vehicles were previously recalled and repaired under recalls 15V-246, 16V-643 or 17V-210, however the repair may … The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Campaign number. Ford announced on Wednesday the recall of 2.15 million older Ford and Lincoln vehicles that had already been recalled and repaired for faulty door … Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited — Ford Fiesta and Ranger. The vehicle was not repaired. The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. The door would not stay closed at all and the entire latch system on that door had to be replaced. consumer writes in regards to dealerships failure to repair driver side door latch recall notice. Turns out, car was four days out of warranty, necessitating my paying the full repair cost. It could also take more pressure on the pedal to stop the trucks. At the other dealership the customer service rep told me that he had already seen about 5 in the last month, in fact there was another vehicle there that day with the same issue, only it was a different Ford model. Ford's number for this recall is 15s16. ... side front or rear door openings. Got out. CarComplaints.com : Car complaints, car problems and defect information The door latch recall covers more than 2.1 million cars, SUVs and vans in the U.S. Closed rear passenger door after putting a bag in the car. Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the. On Jan 19, 2014, the rear passenger door latch which had been replaced again failed to latch and is currently held closed with a bungee cord. Most are failing under warranty. ... the pawl spring tab in a side-door latch may break. Ford says fluid can leak from the master cylinder for the front-wheel circuit. The latch assembly for the door appears to be broken. The vehicle was not repaired. 5 people, including pregnant woman, fatally shot in Indianapolis, Biden set to sign 'Made in America' executive order, Biden to replace White House doctor with long-time physician, Budweiser joins Coke, Pepsi brands in sitting out Super Bowl, FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2019, file photo, the company logo stands over a long row of unsold vehicles at a Ford dealership in Littleton, Colo. Ford is recalling about 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because of a nagging door latch problem and a brake fluid leak. This is definitely a safety hazard. It's the third recall for the same problem. Waiting to see if there will be a recall. Most concerning, of course, is that latch failures could allow doors to fly open while the automobiles are in motion, posing an obvious danger to drivers and passengers. Started vehicle. I took it to 2 dealers. The VIN was included in the NHTSA campaign number: 15V246000 (latches/locks/linkages). The expanded recall includes the 2011-14 Ford Fiesta, 2013-14 Ford Fusion and 2013-14 Lincoln MKZ vehicles. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). From what I have read there is a back order on the part I need to fix it. The recall covers three sedans: the Ford Fiesta and Fusion and the Lincoln MKZ. The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fiesta. The door latch recall revisits a previous recall's fix, while the brake master cylinder recall is new. Ford is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Fiesta vehicles, manufactured from November 3, 2009 through September 21, 2012. The door ajar warning light illuminated. In this case, if you examine the actions of Ford Motor Company as I have, you might come to the same conclusion as I have. The failure recurred. Cost me $300+ to fix. The expanded recall includes the 2011-14 Ford Fiesta, 2013-14 Ford Fusion and 2013-14 Lincoln MKZ vehicles. DETROIT -- Ford is recalling about 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because of a nagging door latch problem and a brake fluid leak. Had to have my son sit in back seat and hold door, while I drove to dealership, as the door would swing open when I made a turn. The pawl spring problem continues to grow, as Ford has announced an expansion of their previous door latch recall. Part was backordered. The contact stated that the rear passenger lock failed to lock electronically or manually. The recall covers vehicles in the U.S. and includes the 2012 to 2015 Ford Focus, the 2013 to 2014 Ford Fusion, the 2011 to 2014 Ford Fiesta, and the 2013 to 2015 Ford Escape and C-Max. Ford wants approximately $500 to replace both latches because vehicle is no longer under warranty. Ford recalling 390,000 cars over door latch woes Ford has issued yet another recall over faulty door latches, this time affecting the Fiesta, Fusion, and Lincoln MKZ from model years 2012 to … Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace all four door latches with an improved part, free of charge. In 2016, Ford recalled the 2013 and 2014 versions of the trucks for the same problem. The door latch recall covers more than 2.1 million cars, SUVs and vans in the U.S. apr 07, 2017 - bronx, ny - doors, latch 2011 ford fiesta. Updated 4/24/2015. DEARBORN, Michigan — Ford is recalling 389,585 2012-'14 Ford Fiesta and 2013-'14 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles to fix faulty door latches, the automaker announced on Friday. Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Fiesta, 2013-2014 Fusion, 2015 Mustang, 2013-2015 Escape and C-Max, 2012-2015 Focus, 2014-2016 Transit Connect, 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ, and 2015 MKC vehicles. The vehicle was not repaired. 24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering gear failed but the vehicle was drivable. Pulled door closed...same thing. Mechanic found a defective latch assembly. One dealership quoted me $600 to fix. Back passenger door lock suddenly would not catch. Opened door to retrieve clothes, door would not latch shut. I have the door tied to the inside of the car and the door open notification constantly comes on as well as the inside lights. Ford recalls over 2 million vehicles for brake and door latches issues. FORD FIESTA 2011 problem was reported in NOBLE, OK. The latches can fail and cause the doors to open while the vehicles are moving. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. That tells me there is a problem. Incident happened while the vehicle (2011 Ford Fiesta) was parked in austin, tx. We took the vehicle to a Ford dealership and they indicated that it would cost ~$500 for the new latch assembly and installation. Major safety issue. Owners will have the option to inspect the latch date codes and check online to see if the two previous recalls were done correctly or if further service is needed. No help from dealer/Ford so far. They would not accept responsibility or pay for the full cost of repairs. Rear right passenger door will not latch shut. The 2011 Ford Fiesta has 6 problems reported for defective rear door latch. Latch on back door of passenger's side unlocked while in motion. Login with your VIN to view recall notices and service action information for your Ford. PRA No. May 17, 2011. The vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. The investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration remains open. By the way, I was told by the service advisor that his wife's Fiesta was in the shop for the same problem and she was three days out of warranty. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V246000 (latches/locks/linkages) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. Opened passenger side rear door to put child in car carseat. Shut the door, got in and started car. The door would not latch. In August of 2013 both front and rear door latches on the passenger side stopped latching within one day of each other. We have opted to hold the door together by using a bungee cord and rope on the inside of the vehicle. This is a record of safety issues for vehicles of this year, make, model and trim. I hope that Ford recognizes this problem and does a recall! VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. The F-Series pickups are the top-selling vehicles in the United States. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Arrived home after picking up dry cleaning and placing it on back seat, via back driver's side door. Ford is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Fiesta vehicles, manufactured from November 3, 2009 through September 21, 2012. Interim notifications were mailed to owners on june 5, 2015. This condition will typically prevent the door from latching. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. 0 person(s) were injured. ( door latch). Tied broken door across to door at back of passenger's side. The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fiesta. Please note, VINS are exactly 17 characters long and … Those who don’t want to do the inspection, and those whose latches need to be replaced will be told to go to dealers. Brought car to Ford dealership. One told me that they have seen at least 70 cars with this problem and that there have been so many that the parts are on back order. The failure mileage was 94,721. After opening the rear passenger door, it would not close. Have read other instances of this problem. The Contact Stated That The Rear … The previously recalled vehicles may not have had the latches replaced, or repairs may not have been done correctly, the company said in a statement. I was lucky I had no passengers!!!!! Recall notes Dealer reported that door parts were "defective" and would not be covered under warranty. If you are a vehicle owner, search for recalls by your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Called back on Aug. 23, they know nothing or have done nothing. Passenger rear door latch won't engage or close. I now have them tied together from the inside. I suspect that this lock failure is happening to tens of thousands of cars, but NHTSA is not hearing about it because it is happening under warranty. This is a safety issue and should be handled/resolved as such. The dealer said there isn't a recall. Started to back out of parking spot when dash display said "door open." Safety Recall 20S30 - Side Door Latch Previously Repaired Under 15S16 or 16S30 That can lengthen stopping distances and possibly cause a crash. Door has not been damaged and is not used frequently. The rear passenger door latch would not close.. as I attempted to drive away the back rear passenger door swung open. Rear door latches fail to close both rear doors. They didn’t voluntarily issue a safety recall knowing full well that thousands of Fiesta’s around the world were suffering from defective door latches – a true safety concern! Depending on how much fluid is lost, the front brakes could lose much of their stopping ability, but the rear brakes would work. That recall is now expanded by 156,000 cars bringing the total to almost 546,000 cars recalled for door latch problems. Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest? The latch assembly for the door appears to be broken. Unsubscribe any time. Had to purchase new door latches and get them installed for $1,000. Learn about our recall process DETROIT -- Ford is recalling about 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because of a nagging door latch problem and a brake fluid leak. Update 01/15/16 MA updated 2/4/16 the consumer states the transmission will not go forward or reverse. LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES Recall Date: 06/08/2020. The failure mileage was 31,800. This … The contact mentioned that the door crashed into an electrical pole, a mail box, and storm drain marker. Incident happened while the vehicle (2011 Ford Fiesta) was parked in austin, tx. According to Ford, the safety recall is due to a frozen door latch or a bent or kinked actuation cable in affected vehicles that may result in a door not opening or not staying closed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V246000 (latches/locks/linkages); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that while reversing, there was an abnormal noise coming from the front of the vehicle. Also covered are the 2013 and 2014 Lincoln MKZ, the 2015 Lincoln MKC, the 2015 Ford Mustang and the 2014 to 2016 Ford Transit Connect van. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. The company said Wednesday the previous door latch recalls were done because of defective pawl spring tabs that could crack and fail in high temperatures. I now have door bungied closed for three weeks. Recalls & Safety Issues. 6. this issue happens each time you open the door from the inside (passenger exiting the car). The other dealership gave me a break since there was such low mileage and discounted it to $100. Got out of car thinking I just didn't shut the door hard enough. Contacted Ford and was contacted by local dealer. The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fiesta. That was two weeks ago. We don't sell/share your email. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more. Have not gone to dealership because bumper to bumper warranty is up. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. This has been reported on this site before. DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling about 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because of a nagging door latch problem and a … The company says the problem has caused seven low-speed crashes with two injuries. Major safety issue. The brake fluid recall covers certain 2014 through 2017 F-150s in the U.S. and Canada. All the recalled trucks have 3.5-liter turbocharged engines. 0 person(s) died. Latch on back door of driver's side unlocked while vehicle was in motion. The manufacturer notified of the failure. We were entering vehicle ready to leave when rear back passenger door latch failed to secure.upon investigation we found many similar complaints regarding this safey concern.contacted Ford told no recall though they did admit they have received some complaints. The door latch recall … Passenger rear door lock won't lock, and door flies open. The latches can fail and cause the doors to open while the vehicles are moving. In addition, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V246000 (latches/locks/linkages) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fiesta. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. It's the third recall for the same problem. The failure and current mileage was 28,100. Our car was kept at the dealership for several weeks and we were charged half of the repair costs after writing letters to Ford that this was obviously a manufacturing defect. *tr . The VIN can also be found on documents such as registration papers, insurance or finance statements. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Ford says in a statement the driver could hear a chime or get a warning light on the dashboard. He told me Ford is aware that this is a problem, but hasn't made it a recall. Luckily I noticed this before pulling off or the situation could have been life threatening for the kids! The contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, the front passenger door swung open when it was leaned on by the passenger. The recall states that the door latches may not have been replaced correctly under a previous recall … Stopped vehicle and door would not stay closed. That same year, the government opened an investigation to see if the recall should have covered more model years. Second door would not stay closed. Date published. 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