RECALL Subject : Child Safety Lock may become Deactivated

Report Receipt Date: JUN 26, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V270000

Component(s): LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected: 12,569

All Products Associated with this Recall close

Vehicle Make / Model / Model Year(s)

FORD EXPLORER 2013
FORD TAURUS 2013
LINCOLN MKS 2013

Details

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

SUMMARY:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013 Ford Explorer, Taurus, and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured November 29, 2012, through December 12, 2012. In the affected vehicles, with sufficient door openings and closings, the child safety locks may change from an activated position to a deactivated position without notice.


CONSEQUENCE:
If the child lock is deactivated, the door could be unlocked and opened from the inside which could lead to personal injury to an unrestrained child.

REMEDY:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will test the safety locks. If necessary, the locks will be replaced free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 5, 2013. Ford's recall number is 13S07. Owners may contact the Ford customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)