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Recall Alert: Ford and EpiPen

EpiPen Recall

Ford has issued two separate recalls for its cars over two different issues. Meanwhile, the drug company behind a potentially lifesaving medication has issued a recall for some of its products that could malfunction.

Ford has issued a recall for 208,584 cars over an issue with the engine cooling system. The automaker reports that if the cars are being driven with low coolant levels the cars could overheat. That could cause the engine cylinder head to crack and leak oil.

The following models are affected by this recall:

-- 2014 Escape

-- 2014-2015 Fiesta ST

-- 2013-2014 Fusion

-- 2013-2015 Transit Connect

The cars have a 1.6-liter GTDI engine. Ford will install a coolant level sensor on the cars for free. The repair parts are not ready quite yet but Ford will send out a notice starting on April 18 to warn drivers about the defect. Owners will receive a second letter once the repair parts are ready, which is expected to be in late 2017. Ford’s number for this recall 17S09.

The automaker issued a separate recall for 191,432 cars over an issue with the doors. Ford reports that a component in the door latches could break and the doors might not close correctly. That could cause the door to open while the car is in motion. The company will replace all four door latches for free starting in May.

The following models are affected by this recall:

-- 2014 Ford Fiesta

-- 2013-2014 Ford Fusion

-- 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ

Ford’s number for this recall is 15S16.

Owners with questions on either one of these recalls can contact the automaker at 866-436-7332.

Finally, Mylan N.V. has expanded a voluntary recall for its EpiPen auto-injectors because they could malfunction. The company has received two reports of the auto-injector not working in the event of an emergency.

The EpiPens were distributed between December 2015 and July 2016. They have expiration dates that range from April to October 2017. The 0.3-mg and 0.15-mg strength EpiPens are affected by this recall.

A link to all of the affected products can be found here: Mylan.com/EpiPenRecall.

Patients are asked to contact the company for a free replacement but are asked to continue to carry their current EpiPens until they receive the replacement device.

Customers can contact the company at 800-796-9526.

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