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Car Door Won’t Latch

FILE A COMPLAINT

If your car door won’t latch… CALL the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) @ 1-888-327-4236 to file a complaint!    OR…» File A Complaint Online!

Who Should File A Complaint?

When the NHTSA receives enough complaints to attract their attention they will start a comprehensive investigation. If they find the failures to be of serious safety concern in a high percentage of vehicle they will insist the car company, Ford in my case, issue a RECALL.

Why File A Complaint With The NHTSA?

When a car company issues a recall they will reimburse you for any costs you may have incurred as a result of repairing your door and/or offer to replace those bad door latches before they fail. To qualify for reimbursement you may have to have the repair preformed at an authorized dealership. This is an expensive repair! On my car $300 per door.

Most any car model can encounter an occasional broken or defective door latch. But as of this post 1000’s of newish Ford Fiesta door latches are failing prematurely. Failures of 1 or more car doors on the same Fiesta vehicle are widespread nationwide. And some multi-failures of the back passenger doors are almost simultaneous.

One comment here stated that a Ford dealership told her they had around 70 Ford Fiesta’s with broken defective car doors that will not latch closed or stay shut. That’s 70 Fiesta’s with car doors that won’t latch at just 1 dealership! Now consider that there are around 1500 plus Authorized Ford Dealers in the United States and you begin to get a true picture of just how serious and widespread these failures are.

My small town Kingman Arizona dealer did not place a number on it but said they were seeing a sudden surge of Ford Fiesta’s with broken car door latches both in and out of warranty. The number was so high that he knew exactly how much the parts and labor would be for this particular repair on a Ford Fiesta. My Fiesta has 2 broken back side car doors that won’t latch and it’s not even 3 years old. Both door latches failed inside of 12 hours.

The latches on Ford Fiesta car doors are failing so frequently right now that the latch mechanisms are on national backorder. So I and many hundreds like me are driving around with our car doors tied closed because their are no parts available to repair them.

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Car Door Will Not Close

URGENT NOTICE:

If your car door will not close because of a broken defective car door latch… CALL the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) @ 1-888-327-4236 to file a complaint!    OR…» File A Complaint Online!

Why File A Complaint?

Because if the NHTSA receives enough complaints they will pressure the car company, Ford in my case, to issue a RECALL. If the car company issues a recall they will reimburse you for the cost of repairing your door(s) or offer to replace those bad door latches before they fail. This is an expensive repair! On my car $300 per door.

While almost any car make and model can encounter an occasional broken or defective door latch, a great many Ford Fiesta doors are exhibiting premature failures. Yes, “failures” of 1 or more car doors on the same vehicle. And some multi-failures are almost simultaneous.

One commenter here claimed her Ford dealership told her they had around 70 Ford Fiesta’s so far with broken defective car doors that will not latch closed or stay shut. My small town dealer did not place a number on it but said they were seeing a sudden surge of Ford Fiesta’s with broken car door latches; both in and out of warranty. My Fiesta has 2 broken back side doors that will not close and it’s less than 3 years old. It only had 35,772 miles on it when both doors broke. They both failed within 12 hours of each other.

Fiesta car doors are failing so frequently right now that the door parts, the latch mechanisms, are on national backorder at the time of this post.

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