The steering wheel could detach from the steering column03/15/2018 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 1.3 million model year 2014-18 Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZs.
The vehicles have potentially loose steering wheel bolts that could result in the steering wheel detaching from the steering column, leading to a loss of steering control and increasing the risk of a crash.
The automaker says it is aware of two accidents with one injury that may be related to this condition.
The following vehicles are being recalled:
About 1,301,986 of the recalled...
The vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash03/09/2018 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,100 model year 2017-2018 Ford Taurus vehicles with mechanical key ignition systems.
The keys may be able to be removed from the ignition when transmission is not in the PARK position.
If the key is removed from the ignition while the vehicle is not in the PARK position and the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shifter assembly, free...
Despite Earlier Recalls, Fords Have Continued to Burn08/04/2007 | ConsumerAffairs
By Joe Benton
Ford Motor Co. is recalling as many as 3.6 million cars, truck, and vans because a switch that deactivates the speed control can overheat and catch fire according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The agency warns in its recall notice that the switch problem can cause a fire under the hood.
The latest recall covers 16 brands of cars, sport utility vehicles and trucks from model years 1992 to 2004.
The models include the Ford Ranger, Ford Crown Victoria,...
The engine management system could shut down the engine04/10/2015 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 6,322 model year 2011-2015 Ford F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks manufactured February 22, 2010, to January 30, 2015, and equipped with ambulance or fire engine preparation packages.
The vehicles may detect an incorrect Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor (EGT) fault indicating that the vehicle is too hot, causing the engine management system to shut down the engine and prevent its immediate restart.
Engine shut down and a subsequent c...
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...
An insufficient weld may have reduced the strength of the rear left side seat back09/13/2017 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 698 model year 2017 Focus vehicles.
The rear left side seat back frame may have an insufficient weld between the outboard pivot bracket and the pivot nut joint, resulting in the seat back having reduced strength.
As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems," and 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."
The reduced seat back strength may increase the r...
The vehicles may lose the ability to move07/24/2017 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 5,215 model year 2017 Lincoln MKZs and Ford Edges & Fusions.
On vehicles with 2.0L gas engines and six-speed automatic transmissions, the torque converter weld studs may have been inadequately welded.
If the torque converter weld studs fail, the torque converter will not be connected to the engine flexplate and the vehicle will lose the ability to move, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford or Lincoln will notify owners, and dealers will repl...
The windshield header may not be welded properly04/18/2017 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 84 model year 2017 Edge vehicles equipped with the optional Panoramic Vista Roof.
The vehicles may have an improperly welded windshield header, reducing the vehicle's lateral structural integrity.
As such, they vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 214, "Side Impact Protection."
If the vehicle has reduced lateral structural integrity, the occupants are at an increased risk of in...
The Center for Auto Safety cites a risk of carbon monoxide exposure10/17/2017 | ConsumerAffairs
The Center for Auto Safety is calling on Ford and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) to recall 1.3 million model year 2011-2017 Ford Explorers over concerns that cabon monoxide (CO) is leaking into the cabin and poisoning drivers and occupants.
CO exposure, known as the silent killer because it contains no odor and presents as flu-like symptoms, kills more than 400 people per year in the U.S.
While Ford has said these vehicles are “safe,” it...
The side curtain airbags may not deploy properly12/20/2017 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 10,157 model year 2018 Ford Escapes.
The vehicles' side curtain airbags have a component that may detach during deployment of the inflatable curtain air bag.
If the component detaches during deployment, it may enter the passenger compartment and be a projectile within the vehicle cabin, increasing the risk of injury.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver and passenger side curtain air bags, as necessary, free of charge...
The transmission may not respond to movement of the shift lever11/27/2017 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 11,783 model year 2017 F-150s equipped with ten-speed transmissions.
The pin that attaches the transmission shift linkage to the transmission may come out, preventing the transmission from responding to movement of the shift lever.
The disconnected linkage may cause the vehicle to not move forward or backward as selected by the driver with the shift lever.
Additionally, despite selecting 'Park', if the parking brake is not applied, the vehic...
A component of the cruise control deactivation switch may deteriorate over time and develop a leak..11/02/2009 | ConsumerAffairs
By Unknown Author
November 2, 2009 Mazda is recalling B Series trucks from the 1995-1997 and 2001-2003 model years. The recall applies to vehicles equipped with Texas Instruments speed control deactivation switches or anti-lock brake systems which were manufactured before December 5, 2002.
A component of the cruise control deactivation switch may deteriorate over time and develop a leak, which could cause the switch to overheat and burn, causing a fire under the hood. The fires could occ...
The vehicle may roll away in certain circumstances after it has been exited01/05/2018 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,100 model year 2018 Mustangs equipped with an automatic transmission and a 12.4" digital instrument cluster.
If the ignition is turned off when the transmission is not in PARK, the instrument cluster may not illuminate the PRNDL gear position display and the operator may not receive the "Key in Ignition" chime when the driver's door is opened.
Therefore, these vehicles fails to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety ...
The left rear seat occupant may be be not be protected adequately09/11/2017 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling recalling model year 2015-2017 F-150, and model year 2017 F-250 and F-350 trucks equipped with crew cabs.
The left rear inflatable seat belt buckle assembly may be inadequately attached to its mounting bracket.
As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."
If the left rear inflatable seat belt buckle separates from it's mounting brack...
An improperly secured seat, seatback or seatbelt anchor could cause passenger injury08/07/2017 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 94,605 model year 2014 Ford F-150s and E-350s, model year 2014-2015 Ford Escapes, and model year 2015 Lincoln MKCs.
Improperly manufactured bolts may have been used to install certain seats, seatbacks, seatbelt buckles or seatbelt anchors on these vehicles may fracture.
If a seat, seatback or seatbelt anchor attaching bolt fractures, the affected component may not be properly secured, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
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 vehicles may have incorrect Antilock Brake System and Electronic Stability Control software10/24/2016 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 53 model year 2015-2016 Ford Edge vehicles manufactured February 9, 2015, to August 12, 2016.
During dealer servicing, the affected vehicles may be have been updated with incorrect Antilock Brake System (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) software. This software can cause the ESC system to lose engine torque control and not provide any warning lamps to warn the driver if there was an ABS or ESC system malfunction. As such, these v...