The Problem: Affected cars have door latches in which a pawl spring tab can break. If this happens, the door may not close correctly, which could lead to it opening unexpectedly while driving. This could cause a crash or allow someone or something to fall out of the vehicle.
Injuries/Deaths: Ford reports that one accident and three injuries are possibly related to this defect.
The Fix: Owners can bring their cars to a Ford dealer where the door latches will be replaced at no cost.
If you own one: Owners can check whether their vehicles are affected by this recall by visiting Ford's recall page and entering a vehicle's VIN. Owners can then schedule a repair service at their local Ford dealer.