By Emily Field
Law360, New York (November 27, 2017, 8:46 PM EST) — Ford Motor Co. has disclosed more than $1.3 billion in charges for recalls since September 2016, the latest being a $267 million charge for a recall of 1.3 million vehicles for door latch issues, according to a Monday report.
The car company last month recalled 1.3 million pickup trucks with defective door latches, an expense of $267 million, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Earlier this year, Ford announced it was expecting to spend $295 million on two recalls: one was another door latch problem in Ford Fiestas, 2013-14 Ford Fusions and 2013-14 Lincoln MKZ cars, and the other covered about 230,000 cars at risk for under-hood fires.
Other Ford recalls this past year have included a June recall of Ford Transit vans for a driveshaft coupling defect, at a cost of $142 million. In September 2016, Ford said it was adding 1.5 million vehicles to a recall over malfunctioning side door latches, more than doubling the size of the recall.