Ford will record $295 million hit from two NA recalls

Ford will record $295 million hit from two NA recalls

All of the affected vehicles (2014 Escape, 2014 to 2015 Fiesta ST, 2013 to 2014 Fusion, 2013 to 2015 Transit Connect) are fitted with the 1.6L GTDI engine. If an engine overheats, it may crack a cylinder head, which can leak pressurized oil. So far, Ford has 29 reports of fires in these vehicles.

Ford Motor Company is expanding a previously announced safety recall regarding door latches to include approximately 211,000 more vehicles. 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.

Read ABC's full story. 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. A door that opens while driving increases the risk of injury.

Ford will first send affected owners literature regarding checking and refilling coolant. The expansion brings the total from the 2015 recall to almost 757,000. For that reason, you should be aware of Ford's latest recalls.

Certain 2017 F-450 and F-550 trucks need new driveshafts due to a "resonance frequency that may fracture transmission and/or driveline components".

In May 2014, Ford recalled 692,700 Escape SUVs from the 2013-2014 model years because their doors didn't latch properly. The company says it's unaware of any crashes or injuries involving the vehicles added to the 2015 recall.

More news: Ford recalls 570K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

Affected vehicles may experience driveline vibration caused by a powertrain system resonance condition at speeds above 75 miles per hour.

Dealers will replace the two-piece drive shaft with a three-piece version along with two center-bearing brackets.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with the issue.

Ford has also issued a recall for 111 2017 Ford Edge cars to fix windshield header welds.

Lastly, 84 brand-new 2017 Edge crossovers may not be completely welded across the top of their windshield headers.

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