Ford recalls 53000 trucks that can roll away when parked

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It is the Michigan-based automaker's third recall in a week. Nevertheless, this is a brief reminder for every driver that they should engage the parking brake irrespective of the fact that there is a recall or not.

The recall affects 2017 versions of the truck powered by a 6.2-liter gas engine and produced between October 9, 2015 and March 30 at Ford's Kentucky Assembly Plant. It will include 2014 Escape SUVs as well as the 2014 and 2015 compact Fiesta ST; the 2013 and 2014 Fusion midsize; and the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Transit Connect small van, in the United States.

Ford will replace the defective part at no cost to vehicle owners. Moreover, the auto maker had also dismissed 211,000 Lincoln MKZs, Fusions and Fiestas because of latch problems which could have determined doors to open when the vehicle was on the road. Last year, Ford recalled more than 2.3 million vehicles because of ineffective door latches. A door latch with a fractured pawl spring tab typically results in a "door will not close" condition. The problem (s) involve increased risk for potential engine fires and increased risk for doors to suddenly open.

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To date, Ford reported it is not aware of any accidents or injuries caused by the problem.

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