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Ford recalls crossovers over doors opening in crashes

Recall affects 2018 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers built in Oakville

Published: September 14, 2018, 2:30 AM
Updated: September 18, 2018, 1:55 AM

2018 Ford Edge

For is recalling 2018 Edge and Lincoln MKX compact utility vehicles to address a problem with doors that may pop open in a crash.

2017 Lincoln MKX badge

The action involves 555 vehicles, all built at Ford’s Oakville Assembly Plant at the end of July. Those vehicles may have door striker bolts that are 5 mm shorter than the requirement, which means they may allow the door to pop open in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to occupants.

Ford is not aware of any incidents related to the issue but is asking owners to return their vehicles to dealerships, which will replace all four door striker bolts.

2018 Ford Edge carpet

Of the 555 vehicles, the majority are in the US and its federalized territories, with just 51 in Canada and 1 in Mexico.