Ford is recalling just more than 13,000 Explorer, Taurus and Lincoln MKS cars and SUVs because the child safety locks might not work on the rear doors.
The affected vehicles were built at the Ford Chicago Assembly plant at 126th Street and Torrence Avenue in the Hegewisch neighborhood, spokesman Chris Varones said.
The recall affects 2013 model cars sold mainly in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Ford says the safety locks can be turned off when the doors are opened or closed, because of an improperly formed component. That could allow a door to be opened with the inside door handle and possibly hurt a child. The company says no injuries have been reported from the problem.
"No accidents or injuries attributed to this condition have been reported," Varones said. "Dealers will test both rear child safety locks and replace the latch assembly if necessary at no cost to the consumer."
The recall covers cars and SUVs built from Nov. 29 to Dec. 12 of last year.