Ford Recalls Explorer, Taurus, Lincoln MKS To Fix Locks

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Ford is recalling just over 13,000 Explorer, Taurus and Lincoln MKS cars and SUVs because the child safety locks might not work on the rear doors.

The recall affects 2013 model cars and SUVs sold mainly in the U.S., Canada and Mexico that were built from Nov. 29 to Dec. 12 of last year.

Ford says the safety locks can be turned off when the doors are opened or closed. That could allow a door to be opened with the inside door handle and possibly hurt a child.

The company says no injuries have been reported from the problem.

Ford has not yet issued an exact recall schedule date, but said dealers will test the locks and replace door latches if needed at no cost to owners.

Owners with questions can contact Ford at 866-436-7332.

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