Ford has issued a recall covering 441,000 2013 through 2015 model year vehicles over problems related to engine fires and faulty door latches.
The owner of a 2014 Ford Focus reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the vehicle caught fire in November 2016.
The engines can overheat, causing a crack in the cylinder head, according to Ford. If that happens, pressurized oil can leak through the crack, and if it hits a hot surface, could cause and engine fire.
The biggest lot of the grand total sees 230,756 automobiles being recalled in the United States, Canada, and Mexico due to 29 reports of under-hood fire. No injuries have been reported.
Finally, Ford is recalling 111 2017 model year Edges for missing windshield header welds.
Ford will mail customers instructions from the owner's manual on how to check and refill coolant. If vehicles leak coolant or overheat, they should be taken to a dealer, Weigandt said.
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The new door latch recall includes 211,000 2014 model year Ford Fiesta, 2013-14 Ford Fusion and 2013-14 Lincoln MKZ vehicles. A door latch with a fractured pawl spring tab typically results in a "door will not close" condition. This can negatively affect the car's structural integrity, which can increase the chance of injury in a side-impact collision. There have been no resulting accidents or injuries, Ford said.
About 208,584 of the affected vehicles are in the USA and federalized territories, 21,854 are in Canada and 318 are in Mexico. The Ford reference number for this recall is 15S16. In September, Ford said it was taking a $640 million charge for its expanded side-door latch recalls.
Finally, 548 units of the 2017 Ford F-450 and F-550 are being recalled to replace the driveshaft.
The defective drive shaft will cause the truck to experience vibration issues at high speeds.
Driving the vehicles at that pace can create a resonance frequency that may fracture the transmission and other driveline components.