(Reuters) – U.S. auto safety investigators said Tuesday they are opening an investigation into 346,000 Ford Escape sport utility vehicles because a weld in the door assembly may fail, potentially resulting in a door inadvertently open while driving.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received 118 questionnaires alleging a failure of
the spot welds in the check arm bracket for the front doors in 2020-21 Ford Escape vehicles.
NHTSA said it has 25 reports of minor injuries and one report of minor property damage tied to the issue that prevents a vehicle door from operating properly.
(Reporting by David Shepardson, editing by Ed Osmond)
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