Goodbye Regional, Hello Nationwide Recall of Ford Door Handles

Ford has once again expanded a door handle recall, this time affecting 2.3 million vehicles.

It’s likely NHTSA asked Ford to expand the recall because all affected vehicles weren’t included in the August recall. That recall was for only certain areas of the country which Ford said had higher ambient temperatures. Vehicles outside those specific areas weren’t included in the recall, but Ford said they could be included in a “customer satisfaction program.

So much for the “solar loading” defense.