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Flawed child safety lock prompts Ford to recall over 12,500 vehicles

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Defective child safety door locks have prompted Ford to recall more than 12,500 2013 model vehicles, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) bulletin.

In an announcement made by Ford on Wednesday, July 10, the giant car manufacturer said they will be recalling their Ford Explorer, Lincoln MKS, and Ford Taurus sedans due to door latch flaws beginning August 5, 2012. The defective door latch was resulting in the child safety lock mechanism to deactivate by itself, allowing children to open the doors without their parents potentially knowing.

The NHTSA said the child safety mechanical defect could cause serious injuries to a child.

As soon as Ford recalls all affected vehicles starting August 5, 2012, they will inspect and replace the locks free of charge, if necessary.

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