2011-2013 Ford Fiesta might be recalled due to door latch defect

Drivers of the 2011 to 2013 Ford Fiesta are waiting to see if the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will order a recall due to defective door latches.

In an online report published on Monday, September 15, states the NHTSA is looking to recall 205,000 2011-2013 Ford Fiestas as the agency investigates 61 complaints of the door not properly latching. One reported case involves an 83-year old woman who got hit by a door that bounced back after trying to close it. Another incident claims the door opened while driving.

A spokeswoman from Ford said in an interview that the car maker is cooperating with the NHTSA, and urged Ford Fiesta owners to address any such problems with their local dealership.

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