The Dearborn-based automaker said it isn't aware of any injuries related to the manufacturing error. As a result, the vehicle could move without warning.
More than 52,000 Ford F-250 gas-powered trucks recalled to keep them from rolling away.
The specific trucks being recalled are said to all have a 6.2-liter V8 engine, and were built at the Ford plant in Louisville, Kentucky between October 2015 and this last week.
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The majority of the recalled vehicles - 48,421 - were sold in the United States and its federalized territories, and 4,143 were sold in Canada. In Europe, the recall covers 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 C-Max hybrid and Ford as well as the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Transit Connect van.
Ford said it is working with suppliers to fast-track the necessary parts to perform the recall, but until such time, owners should ensure the cooling system has the correct amount of fluid (refer owner's manual). A door that opens while driving increases the risk of injury. Moreover, the auto maker had also dismissed 211,000 Lincoln MKZs, Fusions and Fiestas because of latch problems which could have determined doors to open when the vehicle was on the road. So far, the company says they have received only 29 reports of such fires in the U.S. and Canada, with no related injuries.
In the affected vehicles, the pawl spring tab in the side door latch could break.