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Ford Recalls Thousands to Fix Locks

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Ford is recalling more than 13,000 Explorer, Taurus, and Lincoln MKS cars and SUVs because the child safety locks may fail to work on the rear doors.

Ford says safety locks can be turned off when the doors are opened or closed. That would allow a door to be opened with the inside door handle and possibly hurt a child. 

The recall covers cars and SUVs built between Nov. 29 and Dec. 12, 2012.

This mainly affects 2013 models sold mainly in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The company says no injuries have been reported. Dealers will test the locks and replace door latches if needed at no cost to owners.

Click here for a full list of vehicles affected by this recall.

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