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Ford Recalls Focus Hatchback Models for Tailgate Latch Flaw

Ford and Transport Canada have recalled nearly 10,000 Focus models to fix hatchback tailgates that can be unlocked while the car is in motion.

Transport Canada says the hatch can be unlatched with a single press of the release button when the car is being driven, which contravenes the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard and could put unrestrained vehicle occupants at greater risk of injury.

So, before you take your next drive with your friends hanging out in the trunk of a 2013 through 2017 Focus hatchback, take it to your Ford dealer to have the service department reprogram the car's body control module.

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