Ford Motor Co. will recall more than 570,000 vehicles worldwide due to separate issues dealing with engine fires and doors unexpectedly flying open.
Affected vehicles include 2014 Ford Fiesta, 2013-14 Ford Fusion and 2013-14 Lincoln MKZ vehicles. It will mail customers instructions on how to check and refill coolant. That can lead to a crack in the cylinder head, which could lead to a pressurized oil leak and that could result in an engine fire.
So far, there have been 29 reported fires but no injuries.
If parts are available, dealers will install a coolant level sensor and a warning light on the dashboard telling owners if the coolant level is low, Weigandt said. Consumers can drive their vehicles but should contact a dealer if they notice a coolant leak.
In the second major recall, an expansion of a previous one, Ford reports it needs to replace faulty door latches in more than 211,000 2014 Ford Fiestas, 2013-14 Ford Fusions, and 2013-14 Lincoln MKZs. Ford will replace all four door latches on every affected vehicle with a stronger version, which should prevent any spring tab breakage in the future.
Driving a auto that is on fire or that has doors popping open is impressive, but not recommended.
The truck recall effects about 548 vehicles that may experience driveline vibration caused by a powertrain system resonance condition that come on at speeds of more than 75 miles per hour, according to the automaker.
Ford has also issued a recall for 111 2017 Ford Edge cars to fix windshield header welds. Continued operation of a vehicle at these speeds could result in a resonance frequency that may fracture transmission and/or driveline components, Ford said. It affects only 548 vehicles. Ford said it not aware of any crashes or injuries associated with this issue.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the two-piece driveshaft with a three-piece driveshaft with two carrier bearings at no charge to the customer.
Ford will resolve the problem by repairing the windshield header.