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Ford Issues Safety Compliance Recall in North America

DEARBORN, Mich., March 15, 2017 – Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety compliance recall in North America. Details are as follows:

Ford Motor Company issues safety compliance recall for certain 2017 Ford Mustang vehicles to inspect left-hand door handle spring
Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 6,000 2017 Ford Mustang vehicles to inspect the left interior door handle return spring.

In the affected vehicles, the left-hand interior door handle may have been built with a misoriented return spring, which could increase the potential for the return spring to become unseated. If the interior door handle return spring is unseated, the inertial loads experienced by the interior door handle may cause the door to unlatch during a side impact, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

Affected vehicles include certain 2017 Ford Mustang vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Jan. 13, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2017.

There are approximately 5,756 vehicles located in North America, including 5,470 in the United States and federalized territories, 20 in Mexico and 266 in Canada. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17C04.

Dealers will inspect the left-hand interior door handle spring and service the vehicle as required at no cost to the customer.

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