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Ford recalls 12,569 cars with defective child safety lock mechanism

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A defect in the child safety lock mechanisms of certain Ford vehicles resulted in the recall of approximately 12,569 cars by the company in early July.

According to a statement made by Ford on Wednesday, July 10, all Lincoln MKS, Taurus, and Explorer cars built between November 29, 2012 and December 12, 2012 will be recalled beginning August 5, 2012 due to a flawed door latch. The flaw causes the child safety lock to deactivate by itself, which could endanger children.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) posted on their website that this defect could increase the risk of unnecessary injury to a child as the rear doors could be unlocked at anytime without the driver noticing it.

Ford also announced that they will notify all those affected by the recall and will replace the locks for free.

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