Ford recalls 830K vehicles to fix faulty door latches

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DETROIT — Ford is recalling about 830,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Mexico because the side door latches can break and the doors can open while the vehicles are moving.

The recall covers certain 2013 to 2015 Ford Escape SUVs and C-Max cars, and 2012 to 2015 Focus cars. Also included are 2014 to 2016 Ford Transit Connect vans, and Ford Mustang sports cars and Lincoln MKC SUVs from 2015.

Ford says a tab inside the latch can break, stopping the door from latching. The company says the rate of problems is higher in states with high temperatures, so the recall is focused on 16 states mainly in the south and west.

Dealers will replace all latches in the recall states. In other states they will replace the latches if they break.