The 2014 Ford Fusion has been recalled by Ford twice in one week all across the nation, including Louisiana. The Ford Fiesta and Lincoln MKZ were also recalled for potential safety issues. The Fusions and Lincolns had the largest recall with 546,000 for the 2013 and 2014 model years. The Fiesta was recalled for model years 2011 to 2014. The recall was for a faulty door latch that can cause the door to open.
Three customers have alerted Ford of problems with the door latch. Two customers stated the doors came back to hit them after bouncing back when they tried to close them. Another customer reported the door swinging open and hitting another car as it was being parked. The recall was announced initially and then expanded a few days later. A statement was even issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is out of the norm for the organization. They encouraged all car owners with any of these vehicles to not delay repairs as this issue could be dangerous.
In addition to this recall, Ford has also issued a recall for a fuel pump problem. This recall for 50,000 vehicles includes the 2014 Ford Focus and Edge models as well as the 2014-2015 Fiesta. The fuel pump can reportedly seize, causing the car to stall.
Car manufacturers are held to the utmost standards of safety and dependability. Those who have been injured or have lost loved ones because of a defective product that was later subject to a product recall have rights to be indemnified by the car companies. Seeking legal advice in these types of cases could be of benefit due to their highly complex nature.