The recalled vehicles have steering or temperature issues05/28/2015 | ConsumerAffairs
In the first of 2 actions, Ford is recalling 423,000 Ford Taurus and Flex vehicles, Lincoln MKS and MKT vehicles, 2011-2012 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles, and 2011 Mercury Milan vehicles.
A potential intermittent electrical connection in the steering gear might result in the loss of electric power steering assist while driving. If this happens, the steering system defaults to manual steering mode, making the vehicle more difficult to steer, especially at lower spe...
The light output may exceed federal limits in some instances05/22/2015 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 21,435 model year 2015 Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured February 17, 2014, to March 19, 2015, and equipped with daytime running lights (DRL).
The parking lights do not reduce their light output from a DRL level when used in conjunction with the headlights and may exceed the permissible amount allowed by federal regulations. Excessive light output could temporarily blind oncoming traffic, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford has notified ...
Latest recall unrelated to other fire-related Ford recalls02/11/2008 | ConsumerAffairs
By Joe Benton
Ford Motor Co. is recalling another 57,199 trucks and SUVs warning that the vehicles might catch fire because of a design flaw.
The latest Ford fire recall covers 2006 and 2007 trucks and SUV equipped with the 5.4 liter engine. They are the 2006-2007 E-150, E-250, E-350 trucks and the 2007 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator.
The fire hazard in the Ford vehicles is caused by the fuel rail cross-over hose, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrat...
Company Covers Up Problem, Lets Consumers, Mechanics Pick Up the Tab05/31/2007 | ConsumerAffairs
By Joe Benton
More and more Ford mechanics and technicians are siding with consumers, charging that the troubled automaker is fully aware of a major flaw in Ford engines that causes the power plant to spit out spark plugs at random and without warning.
They complain that Ford is covering up the defect while squeezing and short-changing technicians and mechanics tasked with repairing the problem for Ford consumers.
The trouble is, no one is listening to the warning and Ford continues to ...
The fuel pump may fail01/13/2015 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 9,038 model year 2014 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured April 15, 2014, to May 8, 2014, and 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles manufactured April 21, 2014, to May 15, 2014.
Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing which could cause the vehicle to stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, free of charge. The recall is ex...
The windshield glass may have air bubbles09/19/2014 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 1,139 model year 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles manufactured August 20, 2013, to June 6, 2014.
The affected vehicles may have visible air bubbles in the windshield glass. Air bubbles in the windshield could affect the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the windshields for air bubbles, replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began in August 2014.
Owners may contact ...
The vehicles' steering issue may have been improperly repaired in a previous recall11/05/2014 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford is recalling approximately 38,600 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria vehicles, Mercury Grand Marquis vehicles, and Lincoln Town Car vehicles built from March 8, 2004 to Aug. 30, 2011.
The vehicles may have been improperly repaired during a previous safety recall for an issue with the lower intermediate steering shaft. This improper repair could potentially result in a loss of steering.
Ford says it is aware of one accident and no injuries attributed to this condition.
The coolant pump for the hybrid system may fail09/12/2014 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 70,209 model year 2005-2008 Ford Escape hybrid electric vehicles manufactured October 13, 2003, to June 20, 2008, and 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner hybrid electric vehicles manufactured June 10, 2005, to June 20, 2008.
The coolant pump for the hybrid system may fail resulting in the hybrid electronics overheating. If the hybrid electronics system overheats, it may shut down the powertrain, resulting in a stall-like condition, increasing the ris...
The vehicles could hesitate or stall09/12/2014 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 133,227 model year 2013-2014 Escape vehicles manufactured October 5, 2011, to April 1, 2013, and equipped with 2.0 liter engines; and Focus ST vehicles manufactured February 14, 2012, to October 14, 2013, and equipped with 2.0 liter engines.
Insufficient compression in the engine wiring harness splices to the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor may provide incorrect signals to the powertrain control module (PCM). Incorrect signals could...
The air bags may not function as intended in the event of a crash09/29/2014 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling approximately 850,000 2013-2014 Ford C-MAX, Fusion, Escape and Lincoln MKZ vehicles in North America for a potential issue with the restraints control module.
The restraints control module in the recalled vehicles may experience a short circuit, illuminating the air bag warning indicator. Depending on the location of the short circuit, the deployable restraint systems (e.g., airbags, pretensioners, side curtains) may not function as intende...
The key can be removed even if the transmission is not in Par11/18/2014 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford is recalling approximately 65,000 2014-15 Fusions manufactured from July 27, 2013, to Oct. 31, 2014; 2015 Fusion Energi vehicles manufactured from July 14, 2014, to Oct. 31, 2014; and 2015 Fusion Hybrid vehicles manufactured from Feb. 24, 2014, to Oct. 31, 2014.
A programming issue in the instrument cluster allows the key to be removed 30 minutes after the ignition is turned off, even if the transmission is not in Park. This is a compliance issue with a regulation in...
Steering gears may have been assembled incorrectly08/29/2014 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 508 model year 2014 Focus and C-Max vehicles manufactured August 8, 2014, to August 15, 2014.
The affected vehicles may have steering gears that were incorrectly assembled. The incorrectly manufactured steering gears may cause impaired steering, including the loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gears, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on Se...
Circuits on the printed circuit board may short10/02/2014 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 746,842 model year 2013-2014 Ford C-Max vehicles manufactured January 19, 2012, to November 21, 2013; Ford Fusion vehicles manufactured February 3, 2012, to August 24, 2013; Ford Escape vehicles manufactured October 5, 2011, to November 1, 2013; and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured April 25, 2012, to September 30, 2013.
The coating on portions of the Restraint Control Module (RCM) may crack, and when exposed to humidity, circuits on ...
The safety belt buckle tension sensor could malfunction10/21/2014 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford is recalling 53 2015 Ford Mustangs built from Aug. 18, 2014 to Oct. 2, 2014. Fifty of the vehicles are in the U.S. and federalized territories, and 3 are in Canada.
The safety belt buckle tension sensor, included in the assembly, may not have been calibrated at the supplier and could result in misclassification of the front passenger seat occupant.
This issue may lead to improper passenger airbag deployment for the occupant, which could increase the risk of injury in ...
The vehicles have a brake pedal position switch issue11/05/2014 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford is recalling approximately 950 2014 Ford F-150 vehicles built from March 1, 2014, to March 13, 2014.
A brake pedal position switch that may be incorrectly adjusted, possibly resulting in a delay or a non-illumination of the brake lights when the brake pedal is depressed.
Drivers may need to use additional brake pressure to disengage the cruise control system, so Ford is advising customers not to use cruise control until the vehicle has been repaired. The cruise contro...
The passenger airbag may not deploy in certain frontal crashes11/05/2014 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford is recalling approximately 135,000 2014 Ford Flex vehicles manufactured between March 1, 2014, and May 31, 2014; and F-150 vehicles built from March 1, 2014, to May 31, 2014; and F-150 vehicles serviced with a suspect seat track assembly repaired Feb. 17, 2014, through Oct. 31, 2014.
A passenger seat sensing issue could result in non-deployment of the passenger airbag in certain frontal crashes, if an adult is in the passenger seat. This may increase the risk of inju...
Ford Focus Recall02/07/2005 | ConsumerAffairs
February 7, 2005
Ford is recalling nearly 360,000 Ford Focus cars to fix a potential problem with their rear door latches. the problem involves about 358,857 vehicles from the 2000-2002 model years and stems from a build-up of corrosion around the rear door latches which can eventually prevent them from ensuring the doors are secure.
"If not latched properly, the door may open while the vehicle is in motion," NHTSA said.
The Focus has set new recall records since its introduction. This is the tenth safety recall conducted in the U.S. There have also been several defect investigations.
Less than two weeks ago, Ford recalled nearly 800,000 F-150 pickups and related SUVs and minivans because of fire risks involving their cruise control switches.
February 7, 2005 Ford is recalling nearly 360,000 Ford Focus cars to fix a potential problem with their rear door latches. the problem involves about 358,857 vehicles from the 2000-2002 model years and stems from a build-up of corrosion around the rear door latches which can eventually prevent them from ensuring the doors are secure.
"If not latched properly, the door may open while the vehicle is in motion," NHTSA said.
The Focus has set new recall records since its intro...