Most drivers don’t pay much attention to their car doors…unless they open them when they shouldn’t.
in the case of Ford Escape SUV Built in 2020 and 2021, the situation is questionable. The U.S. Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday it has received reports of 25 people who have suffered minor injuries to occupants when doors were opened while the vehicle was in motion and the doors did not latch securely when closed.
according to NHTSA documents, The agency has received 118 complaints about potential failure of spot welds on door assembly brackets. Many Escape owners contacted by their agency reported hearing a crackling noise when opening the door and the brackets began to come off. The agency said continued use could cause the door to disengage and become unlatched when closed.
The study examined 346,000 escapes to determine whether the issue poses an “unreasonable risk” to safety and could prompt a recall by Ford. Ford says it is cooperating.
Two years ago, the manufacturerReminded me of certain 2021 and 2022 Escape and Bronco Sport A crossover where the vehicle cannot be stopped within a government-mandated distance due to improperly manufactured rear brake pads.