Ford recalling 53000 trucks that can roll away while parked

Ford recalling 53000 trucks that can roll away while parked

Indeed, over the past couple years vehicle recalls seem to have become a little too common.

Ford will inspect and fix the affected vehicles at no cost to the customer. A door that opens while driving increases the risk of injury.

Ford has recalled nearly 5000 vehicles in Australia fitted with its EcoBoost engines, due to the risk of an engine fire.

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Earlier this week, Ford announced that they are bound to recall 230,000 Escapes, Fusions, Transit Connects and Fiesta STs due to possible engine fires.

The problems stem from a lack of coolant circulation around the cylinder head, which may lead to localised overheating. Should this happen, says Ford, pressurized oil can leak through and combust on the hot engine. Even if the vehicle company claimed that there were not reported any accidents or injuries before they discovered this manufacturing glitch, this is the third recall this week for Ford.

Dealers will replace the defective part for free, but Ford does not have the replacement parts yet.

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The company said it will notify owners when the parts are available.

Affected vehicles include 2014 Ford Fiestas, 2013 and 2014 Ford Fusions and 2013 and 2014 Lincoln MKZ vehicles. This is actually an expansion for an existing recall, which now brings the total count to 757,000 recalls.

In the affected vehicles, the pawl spring tab in the side door latch could break.

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