2015 Mustang Safety Recall for Door Latch Issue

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  1. bigyzf

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    Another recall to contend with.


    Ford Motor Company Issues Two Safety Recalls in North America
    DEARBORN, Mich., June 10, 2020 – Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety recalls in North America. Details are as follows:

    Select 2011-15 Ford and Lincoln vehicles for a door latch issue

    Affected vehicles may not have had all door latches replaced or correctly replaced when repaired by dealerships under safety recalls 15S16 or 16S30. Safety recalls 15S16 and 16S30 were issued to replace door latches with latch pawl spring tabs that were susceptible to cracking and failure in areas with high thermal loads (i.e., a combination of outdoor air temperature and solar radiation).

    A door latch with a fractured pawl spring tab typically results in a “door will not close” condition. If the door latches after repeated attempts to shut it, there is potential for the door to unlatch while driving, increasing the risk of injury.

    Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition.

    This action affects approximately 2.15 million vehicles in the United States and federal territories.

    Affected vehicles are as follows:

    • 2011-14 Ford Fiesta vehicles built at Cuautitlán Assembly Plant, Jan. 26, 2010, to Oct. 31, 2013
    • 2012-15 Ford Focus vehicles built at Michigan Assembly Plant, Oct. 4, 2010, to Jan. 31, 2015
    • 2013-14 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, May 11, 2012, to Oct. 31, 2013
    • 2013-14 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, July 19, 2012, to Oct. 31, 2013
    • 2013-15 Ford Escape vehicles built at Louisville Assembly Plant, Dec. 23, 2011, to Jan. 31, 2015
    • 2013-15 Ford C-MAX vehicles built at Michigan Assembly Plant, Feb. 2, 2012, to Jan. 31, 2015
    • 2014 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, June 18, 2013, to Oct. 31, 2013
    • 2014-16 Ford Transit Connect vehicles built at Valencia Body and Assembly Plant, from Aug. 9, 2013, to Feb. 1, 2016
    • 2015 Ford Mustang vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Feb. 14, 2014, to April 30, 2015
    • 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles built at Louisville Assembly Plant, Nov. 18, 2013, to Jan. 31, 2015
    Owners will be given the option to inspect the door latch date codes and child safety locks and submit latch date codes online to confirm if repairs done under safety recalls 15S16 or 16S30 were completed correctly. The online system will provide instant validation that the door latches are OK or the latches cannot be confirmed and require dealer service.

    If a customer does not want to do the inspection, has difficulty completing the inspection, or receives an indication that the latches cannot be validated, dealers will inspect the latch date codes and replace latches as needed. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S30.

    https://media.ford.com/content/ford...sues-two-safety-recalls-in-north-america.html
     
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    Be ready for your windows to possibly not seal properly anymore if you have this done. I am sure there are people who it was done successfully for, but I have yet to see a comment about having this done and it not having window seal issues.
     
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    Wonderful. Mine was built 04/14/2015.
     
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    Nothing really new, the initial door latch Recall for the S550 was sent out back in September 2016, NHTSA # 16V643000.

    Seems Ford has expanded the Recall now to cover a wider variety of vehicles....
     
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    And to also verify if the first go-around on the recall was done properly, or done at all by the dealerships that said they did the recall.
     
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    Had this recall done a few years ago - drivers window still does not close right. Basically, they have to remove the entire window and track assembly to access the latch. I went back to the dealership three times as the door panel was damaged during removal and had to be replaced as well and the service panel did not fit right. Not happy!!!
     
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    I refused to have them do mine because of all of the bad feedback on the repairs.
     
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    Me too. When a door won't stay closed is when it's going to be done.

    Also, try to prevent the door from being "slammed" ... I think I read someplace in one of the earlier recalls that also aggravates the issue.
     
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    I had mine done under original recall, no issues with door or windows sealing....
     
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    no issues with my window either after recall performed.
     
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    I had both doors fixed, now my drivers door rattles when I close it. Just don’t want to take it back to the dealer, afraid they’ll screw something else up.
     
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    Had mine done when the recall first came out. Both windows did not seal and had to be fixed - one once and one twice. Still not perfect on driver side. They also broke a bunch of tabs on the plastic trim pieces and I demanded they replace them all. You can still see where the tech used a screwdriver to pry them up. Hacks!!!!
     
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    I agree, I live in Florida and my car is garaged. It never sets in the sun more then a couple of hours and that is only
    Occasionally. Time is money and the techs I've seen won't take an extra minute as to assure they don't damage your car, All most always if I have my car worked on they will screw up something else.
    Channellock's and powered screwdrivers being among the worse offenders.
     
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