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Ford is Recalling Vehicles for Fire Risk and Door Latch Defects

The following Ford vehicles are being recalled:
230,000 vehicles for under-hood fire risks. Ford reported that there have been 29 fire incidents but no injuries. In the defective vehicles, a lack of coolant circulation could cause an engine to overheat, resulting in a crack in the cylinder head. A cracked cylinder head can result in a pressurized oil leak. Oil that comes into contact with a hot engine surface increases the risk of a fire in the engine compartment.
Vehicles included in this recall are:
2014 Escape – Louisville Assembly Plant, Feb. 12, 2013 to Sept. 2, 2014
2014-15 Fiesta ST – Cuautitlan Assembly Plant, Jan. 22, 2013 to May 27, 2014
2013-14 Fusion – Hermosillo Assembly Plant, Feb. 15, 2012 to June 6, 2014
2013-15 Transit Connect – Valencia Assembly Plant, June 13, 2013 to Dec. 14, 2014

For the Full NHTSA Recall, click here: 17V209

211,000 vehicles in North America to replace potentially faulty side door latches. This expands a recall of certain 2014 Ford Fiesta, 2013-14 Ford Fusion and 2013-14 Lincoln MKZ.
Vehicles included in this recall are:
2014 Fiesta – Cuautitlan Assembly Plant, June 1, 2013 to Oct. 31, 2013
2014 Fusion – Flat Rock Assembly Plant, June 18, 2013 to Oct. 31, 2013
2013-14 Fusion – Hermosillo Assembly Plant, June 1, 2013 to Oct. 31, 2013
2013-14 Lincoln MKZ – Hermosillo Assembly Plant, June 1, 2013 to Oct. 31, 2013
The door latch issues have been an issue for some time and over 2.4 million vehicles have already been recalled.


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Wayne Hogan

Wayne Hogan, a Jacksonville native, has been with the firm since 1977. He graduated from Florida State University, where he received both his bachelor’s and J.D. degrees. He specializes in all areas of personal injury law. In addition to participating in many professional associations, he and his wife, Pat, are also actively involved in the community.