Ford Orders Recall and 2 Auto Stocks Going Places

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F): Current price $13.34

Ford said on Tuesday that it will recall 7,150 vehicles built in November, including the 2013 Escape crossover, as some models are equipped with a defective child lock on the left rear door. Also included are the 2013 Focus and C-Max cars. The recall marks Ford’s fifth such move for the redesigned Escape since the vehicle’s launch in 2012. The automaker will inspect 5,638 Escapes that were built in the Louisville Assembly Plant between November 14 and 24, according to Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker in an email, who said that Ford is recalling 1,223 Focus cars as well as 283 C-Max vehicles. Both of the affected models were built at Michigan Assembly Plant between November 17 and 21. In some of these vehicles, the child lock on the left rear door might not work if the driver tries to activate the locks, but at the same time the driver could incorrectly believe that the locks are functioning properly.

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