The valves within the ABS Hydraulic Control Units may not close properly01/15/2020 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 600,166 model year 2006-2010 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln Zephyr & MKZ vehicles.
The valves within the ABS Hydraulic Control Units (HCU) may react with brake fluids containing specific corrosion preventative additives. This reaction may cause the valves to not close properly.
If the valves do not properly close, additional brake pedal travel may be required to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford will notify owner...
The vehicle may leak fuel, posing a fire risk01/03/2020 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 3,857 model year 2020 Explorers and Lincoln Aviators.
Over time, the protective sleeve on the vapor fuel line may chafe through the plastic liquid fuel line and cause a fuel leak.
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install a longer protective sleeve on the liquid fuel line, as necessary, free of charge.
Owners will be notified of the safety risk with an int...
The electric power steering assist systems that may shut down06/29/2015 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Moor Company is recalling 393,623 model year 2011-2012 Ford Fusion vehicles without a 3.5L engine and Lincoln MKZ hybrid electric vehicles, 2011 Mercury Milan vehicles, 2011-2012 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with a 3.5L GTDI engine and 2013 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with any available engine.
The vehicles have electric power steering assist systems that may shut down as a result ...
Any engine that does not pass a specific vacuum test will be replaced according to Mazda.08/21/2006 | ConsumerAffairs
By Unknown Author
Mazda plans a voluntary recall of all 2004 and 2005 RX-8 sports cars along with some 2006s because of damage to the catalyst resulting from oil leaks in the RX-8's rotary engine.
Mazda is preparing to replace the engines in many of its top of the line sports cars as a result of the recall. Any engine that does not pass a specific vacuum test will be replaced according to Mazda.
Engines prone to failing the vacuum test are mostly in hot climates and use synthetic oils, ac...
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 recalls cover three separate safety issues04/03/2017 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 441,00 vehicles for a variety of safety issues.
The first is for approximately 230,000 model year 2014 Ford Escape, 2014-15 Ford Fiesta ST, 2013-14 Ford Fusion and 2013-15 Ford Transit Connect vehicles equipped with 1.6-liter GTDI engines.
A lack of coolant circulation could cause an engine to overheat, resulting in a crack in the cylinder head. A cracked cylinder head can result in a pressurized oil leak. Oil that comes into cont...
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 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...
The vehicles could experience diminished steering control06/18/2019 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford is recalling about 12,000 model year 2010-17 Ford Taurus, model year 2009-17 Ford Flex, model year 2009-15 Lincoln MKS and model year 2010-17 Lincoln MKT vehicles n the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Some vehicles may experience a fractured rear suspension toe link, significantly diminishing steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford has received one report of a crash with minor injuries.
The following vehicles are being recalled...
The vehicles may lose power-steering assist09/06/2019 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford is recalling more than 98,000 model year 2013-16 Ford Fusion & Lincoln MKZ, model year 2015-16 Ford Edge and model year 2016 Lincoln MKX vehicles in U.S. states and Canadian provinces with high-corrosion environments.
Vehicles that did not receive proper application of wax coating and are operated in high-corrosion environments associated with exposure to road salt may suffer corrosion of the steering gear motor attachment bolts.
This could result in the steering gea...
A loss of power to the vehicle increases the risk of a crash08/14/2014 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 83,250 model year 2012-2014 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles manufactured September 2, 2010, to November 30, 2013; 2013-2014 Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured August 25, 2011, to November 30, 2013; and 2013-2014 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT vehicles manufactured September 12, 2011, to November 30, 2013.
The halfshaft retention circlip in the affected vehicles may not have been properly installed, and as a result, the halfshaf...
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...
The park pawl assembly may not be be secured12/19/2018 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling four model year 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty, F-350 Super Duty and F-450 Super Duty trucks.
An incorrect transmission case casting may cause the park pawl assembly to not be secured, possibly resulting in unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford will notify owners and dealers will inspect the transmission case, replacing the transmission as necessary, free of charge.
The recall was expected to begin December 3, 2018.
Wiring could overheat or melt12/27/2018 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 410,289 model year 2015-2019 Ford F-150 and model year 2017-2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty, F-350 Super Duty, F-450 Super Duty, and F-550 Super Duty pick-up trucks equipped with an engine block heater.
Water and contaminants may get into the block heater cable's splice connector causing corrosion and damage.
When the heater is plugged in, prolonged corrosion could cause a resistive short, increasing the risk of overheated or melted wiring and a...
The vehicles may move unexpectedly while in 'Park'04/17/2017 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 48,443 model year 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty trucks equipped with 6.2L engines and six-speed automatic transmissions.
The transmissions may have a damaged park rod actuating plate that can result in unexpected vehicle movement even though the transmission has been shifted to 'Park.'
As such, the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 102, "Transmission Shift Lever Sequence/Start...
The lighting control module may fail, resulting in a loss of headlights01/04/2016 | ConsumerAffairs
Ford Motor Company is recalling 296,004 model year 2003-2005 Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis vehicles manufactured October 3, 2001, to August 2, 2005.
The recalled vehicles have a lighting control module (LCM) that may fail, resulting in a loss of headlights.
A loss of headlights can reduce driver visibility and increase the risk of a crash.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the LCM, free of charge. Parts are not currently available to reme...
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...