NEW YORK (TheStreet) --Shares of Ford Motor (F) are down by 0.28% to $15.76 in mid-afternoon trading on Friday, after the auto maker expanded its safety recall regarding door latches on certain vehicles by approximately 156,000 vehicles, bringing the total up to 545,906 vehicles in North America.
The issue is that some Ford products may experience a broken pawl spring tab that causes the door not to latch. The door may unlatch while driving increasing the risk of injury, Ford said in a statement announcing the recall.
Last week, Ford recalled about 390,000 Ford Fiesta, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ models for the same problem, Reuters reports.
On Thursday, Ford announced the recall of 591,000 cars and trucks due to four separate safety issues, including steering problems, park lamp brightness that could impair the vision on oncoming drivers, underbody shields that may cause a fire, and a problem with fuel pumps.
This recalls affected a variety of Ford cars and trucks between the 2013 and 2015 model years.
Earlier today Ford stock was in the green after the company reported a 5% rise in its April 2015 sales. Last month was Ford's best April since 2006.
The company said strong consumer demand for its new products drove the April sales increase, with 222,498 vehicles sold.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates FORD MOTOR CO as a Buy with a ratings score of B. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate FORD MOTOR CO (F) a BUY. This is driven by a number of strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. Among the primary strengths of the company is its generally strong cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated."