Ford issued recalls on Wednesday affecting more than 400,000 vehicles, one for a coolant circulation problem that can cause fires and another an expansion of a door-latch recall.
The vehicles are at risk of fire because, in some cases, there's not enough coolant fluid circulating, causing the engine to overheat and crack the car's cylinder head, which can result in an oil leak, the company stated.
The engine fire recall covers over 360,000 vehicles in North America and Europe.
The company is also recalling 211,000 2014 Fiesta and 2013 and 2014 Fusion and Lincoln MKZ 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.
In May 2014, Ford recalled 692,700 Escape SUVs from the 2013-2014 model years because their doors didn't latch properly.
The owner of a 2013 Ford Fiesta reports having issues with shuddering, lunging, jerking, and the engine failing to engage gear shifts before it eventually experienced overheating and fire under the hood. This can negatively affect the car's structural integrity, which can increase the chance of injury in a side-impact collision.
In these vehicles, a component called a pawl spring tab has a chance of breaking.
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Ford Motor Co. issued a safety recall to replace the drive shaft in 2017 Ford F-450 and F-550 heavy-duty trucks.
There are approximately 548 vehicles located in North America, including 509 in the United States and 39 in Canada.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the two-piece driveshaft with a three-piece driveshaft with two carrier bearings at no charge to the customer.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue in the vehicles included in this supplement to safety action 15S16.
2014 Fiesta built at the Cuautitlan Assembly Plant between June 1 and October 31, 2013. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17C05.
Ford will resolve the problem by repairing the windshield header.