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Ford Recalls Nearly 400,000 Cars With Doors That Can Fly Open

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Ford is recalling 389,585 late-model Ford Fiesta, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans after discovering a defect that can cause the doors to fly open while the car is being driven.

More than 200 complaints have been lodged just about faulty latches on Ford Fiesta subcompacts to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, USA Today reports.

Ford has traced the problem to models at its plant in Mexico. If a part called the pawl spring tab breaks, doors can’t be latched shut and can swing open without warning.

Ford says it knows of two injuries that occurred when doors ricocheted back against people, and another in which a door flew open and hit another car.

[USA Today]

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