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Ford recalls 830,000 2012-2016 Ford and Lincoln vehicles to fix latches

Ford Motor on Thursday announced a recall of about 830,000 Ford and Lincoln vehicles to replace faulty side door latches that could unlatch when driving.

The vehicles involved in the recall include 2013-15 Ford C-MAX, 2013-15 Ford Escape, 2012-15 Ford Focus, 2015 Ford Mustang and Lincoln MKC, and 2014-16 Ford Transit Connect.

The automaker said it has identified one reported accident and one reported injury that may be related to the latches.

The approximately 828,053 vehicles affected include 766,682 in the United States and 61,371 in Mexico.

Dealers will replace side door latches at no cost. If a vehicle's door latch is broken, Ford will provide a one-time replacement at no charge for the life of the vehicle.

Because the rate of reports is higher for vehicles in states with higher temperatures, Ford said its recall is focused primarily in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Oregon and Washington.

Reuters contributed to this report.