Approximately 27,000 model-year 2017-19 Lincoln Continental sedans are being recalled due to issues with the door latch assemblies. The door latch motor may function only intermittently due to the buildup of silicon contamination, which could prevent the door latch from fully engaging and cause the door to open while driving, increasing the risk of injury.

Lincoln manufacturer Ford said it is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries as a result of this issue.

Ford did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To fix the problem, dealers will remove and replace the door latch assemblies in all four doors.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.