Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

The move will affect Ford's bottom line in the first quarter of the year, cutting pretax earnings by $295 million.

The engine fire recall covers over 360,000 vehicles in North America and Europe.

Ford's second recall expands on an earlier recall involving door latches. Oil that comes into contact with the hot engine surface can cause a fire, a situation that has been reported in approximately 29 vehicles. The automaker says the cars are fine to drive, but to watch out for coolant leaks and monitor coolant levels.

The under-hood fire recall covers 230,000 2013-15 Ford Escape, Ford Fiesta ST, Ford Fusion and Ford Transit Connect vehicles equipped with 1.6-liter GTDI engines in North America.

Company officials are identifying a "lack of coolant circulation" as the culprit with those models.

Ford will first send affected owners literature regarding checking and refilling coolant. Dealers also will check coolant levels for owners.

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Auto industry giant Ford has issued safety recalls for almost half a million vehicles.

The Dearborn automaker had previously recalled almost 4 million vehicles for door latch issues in six separate recalls since 2014, including 2.4 million vehicles recalled in late 2016.

The auto giant is also recalling another 211,000 2013 and 2014 model year vehicles as part of a previous recall over faulty door latches that cause doors to open while the car is being driven. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in 2015 it had 1,102 reports related to the problem and Ford said it had 10,883 warranty claims related to door latch failures.

The company recalled more than 2.3 million vehicles last fall because their door latches weren't working properly.

Finally, Ford is recalling 111 2017 model year Edges for missing windshield header welds. Pawl spring tabs in the interior door-latch pulls can break, which means the door may not be secured even if it seems to be closed, the company said. In September, Ford said it was taking a $640 million charge for its expanded side-door latch recalls. There have been no resulting accidents or injuries, Ford said.

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