Ford Recalls 52000 Pickups That Can Roll Away

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The Dearborn-based automaker said it isn't aware of any injuries related to the manufacturing error. Even more alarming is the issue the trucks are being recalled for: there's the possibility they could roll away while parked. The manufacturer says there have been no reports of accidents or injuries due to the issue, but drivers are asked to use the hand brake to make sure the vehicle doesn't move when parked. A total of 4,143 of the affected vehicles were sold in Canada, while the rest were sold in the U.S.

The Ford reference number for this recall is 17C06.

The trucks under the recall have 6.2-liter engines.

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Earlier this week, Ford announced that they are bound to recall 230,000 Escapes, Fusions, Transit Connects and Fiesta STs due to possible engine fires. Ford says the fix for the recall is free.

The second recall-the faulty door latches-covers about 211,000 vehicles including the 2014 Fiesta and the 2013 and 2014 Fusion and Lincoln MKZ. The problem (s) involve increased risk for potential engine fires and increased risk for doors to suddenly open.

In the affected vehicles, the pawl spring tab in the side door latch could break. So far, the company says they have received only 29 reports of such fires in the USA and Canada, with no related injuries.

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