Ford is broadening a recall to include 1.5 million more cars that need to be brought to dealerships to fix doors that can fly open while the car is being driven.
The automaker stated it is taking the action at the demand of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). With the addition to another recall over the same problem last month, nearly 2.4 million vehicles will be under recall for the issue.
The recall is most likely to cost an approximated $640 million, Ford stated. As a result, it said it is needing to decrease its third quarter adjusted pretax profit to around $10.2 billion, down from $10.8 billion.
The recall includes a possibly defective part in the doors called the pawl spring tab, that can break. If it does, the door will not appropriately close and “a door that opens while driving increases the danger of injury,” Ford stated.
Ford informed that it knows of one accident and 3 injuries from the faulty doors.
The new cars included in the latest recall consist of the 2013 to 2015 Ford C-MAX and Ford Escape, 2012 to 2015 Ford Focus, 2015 Ford Mustang and Lincoln MKC and 2014 to 2016 Ford Transit Connect.