Mazda, Ford recalling million of cars and SUVs

DETROIT, MI (AP) — Mazda is recalling 2.2 million cars and SUVs worldwide because the rear hatches can fall on people and injure them.

The recall covers certain 2010 through 2013 Mazda 3 compact cars, as well as 2012 through 2015 Mazda 5 vans. Also included are certain 2013 to 2016 CX-5 and 2016 CX-3 SUVs. More than 759,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada are affected.

Mazda says the corrosion protection coating applied to the hatch lift supports at the factory wasn’t sufficient. Over time, water containing road salt can get into the supports, causing them to corrode and break. Mazda says it has no reports of accidents or injuries caused by the problem.

Dealers will replace both lift supports. Customers will be notified in September or October about when to bring their vehicles in for repairs.


Ford adds 1.5M vehicles to door latch recall

Ford is adding about 1.5 million cars, SUVs and vans to a recall for doors that can pop open while the vehicles are moving.

The company says it’s adding the vehicles at the request of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall expansion includes the 2012 through 2015 Ford Focus, the 2013 to 2015 Ford Escape and C-Max, the 2015 Ford Mustang and Lincoln MKC and the 2014 through 2016 Ford Transit Connect small van.

Ford says a spring tab in the door latches can break, and the doors either won’t close or could pop open. Dealers will replace the latches for free.

The expansion brings the total number of vehicles recalled for the problem to nearly 2.4 million, including just over 2 million in the U.S.

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