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Ford recalls Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators

The motor mount fasteners may become loose over time

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 1,470 model year 2020-21 Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators

The motor mount fasteners may become loose over time and disconnect from the engine, which could result in loss of power, posing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the right-hand motor mount fasteners.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S72.

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 1,470 model year 2020-21 Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators The motor mount fasteners may become loose over time ...
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Ford recalls E-series vehicles

Heat from the engine compartment may cause elevated temperatures on the passenger compartment

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 32,000 model year 2021 Ford E-Series vehicles.

The vehicles may contain mispositioned insulation on the underside of the engine cover that does not fully extend to the perimeter as intended.

As a result, heat from the engine compartment can cause elevated temperatures on the passenger compartment surface of the engine cover.

Under certain conditions, engine cover surface temperatures can further increase in vehicles modified with Stationary Elevated Idle Control or Battery Charge Protect.

Direct and continuous contact with certain areas of the surface of the engine cover in the passenger compartment may cause burns to the skin of the driver or front passenger.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will check the engine cover for gaps between the rubber seal and the insulation. If needed, the dealer will install engine cover insulation patches in the right and left inner lower corners of the engine cover. The dealer will also update the powertrain calibration for heat management under certain elevated idle conditions.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is  20S73.

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 32,000 model year 2021 Ford E-Series vehicles. The vehicles may contain mispositioned insulation on the underside ...
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Model year 2020 Ford Explorers recalled

The fuel tank inlet check valve may not be welded properly

Ford Motor Company is recalling 17 model year 2020 Explorers with 2.3L engines and 19 gallon fuel tanks.

The fuel tank inlet check valve may not be fully welded to the fuel tank shell.

An incomplete weld securing the inlet check valve to the fuel tank shell could result in a substantial fuel leak during a crash, posing the risk of fire.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank shell free of charge.

The recall was expected to begin December 7, 2020.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S68.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 17 model year 2020 Explorers with 2.3L engines and 19 gallon fuel tanks. The fuel tank inlet check valve may not be full...
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Ford recalls model year 2021 Lincoln Aviators

The front steering knuckles may fracture

Ford Motor Company is recalling 690 model year 2021 Lincoln Aviators.

The steering knuckles may have been manufactured improperly.

The improperly manufactured knuckle may fracture, reducing steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front knuckle, and replace it -- if necessary -- free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin December 14, 2020.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S69.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 690 model year 2021 Lincoln Aviators. The steering knuckles may have been manufactured improperly. The improperly man...
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Ford recalls F-650s and F-750s with 7.3L gas engines

Transmission fluid may leak

Ford Motor Company is recalling 225 model year 2021 F-650s and F-750s with 7.3L gas engines.

The transmission oil cooler line may contact the air conditioning compressor pulley, possibly causing a transmission fluid leak.

Leaking transmission fluid may contact hot engine components, increasing the risk of an engine compartment fire.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect transmission oil cooler lines for proper orientation and damage, correcting the lines and replacing any that are damaged free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin December 14, 2020.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S66.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 225 model year 2021 F-650s and F-750s with 7.3L gas engines. The transmission oil cooler line may contact the air condit...
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Model year 2020 Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators recalled

The driveshaft may fracture along the weld seam

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 11,000 model year 2020 Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators.

Eighteen of the affected vehicles were produced with a driveshaft that may fracture along the weld seam. Defective driveshafts could lose the mechanical connection between the transfer case and rear axle, which may result in unintended vehicle movement and/or loss of motive power.

Defective driveshafts may also deform and separate from the driveline and potentially contact the fuel tank, increasing the risk of fuel leaks and/or fire.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the driveshaft label and replace the driveshaft as needed.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S65.

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 11,000 model year 2020 Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators. Eighteen of the affected vehicles were produced with a...
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Ford Taurus, Explorer and Edge vehicles recalled

The vehicle could lose motive power while being driven

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 16,000 model year 2014-16 Taurus & Explorer and model year 2014 Edge vehicles.

The link shaft bracket may fracture after long-term use as a result of certain vehicle vibrations causing a loss of motive power while being driven, or a loss of park function, resulting in unintended vehicle movement.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the link shaft bracket free of charge.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S63.

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 16,000 model year 2014-16 Taurus & Explorer and model year 2014 Edge vehicles. The link shaft bracket may fracture...
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Ford recalls model year 2013-17 Explorers

The outboard section of the rear suspension toe link may be fractured

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 375,000 model year 2013-17 Ford Explorers.

Some of these vehicles, sold or registered in certain areas of North America states and provinces where corrosion is common, have experienced a fracture of the outboard section of the rear suspension toe link after completion of a prior safety recall repair.

A fracture of a rear toe link significantly diminishes steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will complete a torque inspection of the cross-axis ball joint and replace it as necessary.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S62.

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 375,000 model year 2013-17 Ford Explorers. Some of these vehicles, sold or registered in certain areas of North Am...
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Ford recalls Mustang Shelby GT350s and GT500s

The daytime running lamps may not activate as required

Ford Motor Company is recalling 839 model year 2017-20 Mustang Shelby GT350s and GT500s in Canada only

The daytime running lamps may not activate as required, possibly making the vehicle may be less visible to other drivers during the day and increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the body control module software.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20C21.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 839 model year 2017-20 Mustang Shelby GT350s and GT500s in Canada only The daytime running lamps may not activate as req...
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Model year 2020 Ford Escapes recalled

The tire pressure monitoring system may malfunction

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 700 model year 2020 Ford Escapes.

The tire pressure monitoring system may function in a reduced capacity and intermittently fail to give the driver an adequate warning of low air pressure in the rear tires.

Driving with low tire pressure could lead to poor vehicle handling and control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will contact owners, and dealers will replace the body control module.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S59.

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 700 model year 2020 Ford Escapes. The tire pressure monitoring system may function in a reduced capacity and inter...
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Ford recalls model year 2019-20 Transit Connect vehicles

Engine temperatures may exceed critical limits in some cases

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 3,500 model year 2019-20 Transit Connect vehicles with the 2.5-liter engine.

The software calibration for the engine failsafe cooling strategy contains temperature threshold values that are higher than intended.

In the event of elevated engine temperatures due to coolant loss, there will be a delay in vehicles invoking the failsafe cooling strategy, resulting in engine temperatures exceeding critical limits.

Under severe cases, running the engine at temperatures above critical limits for prolonged periods of time could result in engine damage and increase the risk of fire.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the powertrain control module.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S60.

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 3,500 model year 2019-20 Transit Connect vehicles with the 2.5-liter engine. The software calibration for the engi...
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Ford recalls various trucks and cars with possible electrical issue

The rearview camera may intermittently display a blank or distorted image

Ford Motor Company is recalling 620,246 model year 2020 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, Explorer, Mustang, Transit, Expedition, Escape, Ranger & Edge, and Lincoln Nautilus & Corsair vehicles.

Due to a poor electrical connection, the rearview camera may intermittently display a blank or distorted image.

Reduced rearward visibility can increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rearview camera free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin November 7, 2020.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20C19.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 620,246 model year 2020 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, Explorer, Mustang, Transit, Expedition, Escape, Ranger & Ed...
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Ford recalls F-250 and F-350 4X4 vehicles

The front axle may be improperly welded

Ford Motor Company is recalling 9,628 model year 2019 F-250 and F-350, single rear wheel and dual rear wheel, 4X4 vehicles.

The front axles may contain a wheel end yoke that was not properly welded to the axle tube end.

An improperly welded axle may affect vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners and dealers will inspect the front axle wheel yoke weld location. If the weld is found to be inaccurately located, the axle assembly will be replaced free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin November 9, 2020.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S56.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 9,628 model year 2019 F-250 and F-350, single rear wheel and dual rear wheel, 4X4 vehicles. The front axles may contain ...
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Ford recalls replacement brake pedal brackets

The brake pedal bracket may fracture

Ford Motor Company is recalling 62 replacement brake pedal brackets, part numbers FR53-2455-AA and FR53-2455-AB.

The brake pedal bracket may fracture during sudden stopping, affecting braking ability and increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify the dealers that sold the parts and those dealers will attempt to notify the owners that purchased them. Dealers will replace the brake pedal bracket assembly free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin November 16, 2020.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S55.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 62 replacement brake pedal brackets, part numbers FR53-2455-AA and FR53-2455-AB. The brake pedal bracket may fracture du...
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Ford recalls model year 2020 Expeditions

The seatbelt tension sensor may malfunction

Ford Motor Company is recalling 123 model year 2020 Expeditions. The seat belt tension sensor may incorrectly classify a child occupant as an adult.

In a crash, the incorrect classification would enable the passenger airbag to deploy instead of disabling it, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seatbelt buckle free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin October 12, 2020.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S54.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 123 model year 2020 Expeditions. The seat belt tension sensor may incorrectly classify a child occupant as an adult. In ...
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Ford recalls model year 2020 Mustangs with automatic transmissions

The brake pedal bracket may fracture

Ford Motor Company is recalling 38,005 model year 2020 Mustangs with automatic transmissions.

The brake pedal bracket may fracture during sudden stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake pedal bracket assembly free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin November 16, 2020.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S52.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 38,005 model year 2020 Mustangs with automatic transmissions. The brake pedal bracket may fracture during sudden stoppin...
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Ford recalls Edge, Transit Connect, Escape, and Lincoln MKX & Corsair vehicles

The transmission may leak fluid

Ford Motor Company is recalling 97 model year 2019-2020 Edge, Transit Connect & Lincoln MKX, and model year 2020 Escape and Lincoln Corsair vehicles.

The start/stop accumulator endcap may have missing or loose bolts, which could result in a transmission fluid leak and progress to a loss of transmission function.

A transmission fluid leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of fire.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the start/stop accumulator free of charge.

The recall was expected to begin September 21, 2020.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S49.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 97 model year 2019-2020 Edge, Transit Connect & Lincoln MKX, and model year 2020 Escape and Lincoln Corsair vehicles. Th...
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Ford recalls model year 2020 Explorers

The rear center seat belt buckles may not be secured properly

Ford Motor Company is recalling 29 model year 2020 Explorers.

The vehicles are equipped with second row center seat belt buckles that may not be properly secured to the seat.

Vehicles with seat belt buckles that are not properly secured may fail to restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the second row center seat assembly free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin November 2, 2020.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S50.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 29 model year 2020 Explorers. The vehicles are equipped with second row center seat belt buckles that may not be properl...
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Ford recalls Explorers and Lincoln Aviators

The side airbag may not deploy properly

Ford Motor Company is recalling 528 model year 2020 Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators.

The front seatbacks that may have fasteners with incorrect torque on the side airbag and/or seatback module attachments.

If the side airbag and seatback module are not fully secured, it could affect the trajectory of the side airbag deployment and may prevent or delay the airbag cushion from positioning correctly, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove the front seatback panels from one or both front seats and verify the proper torque on the fasteners.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 20S48.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 528 model year 2020 Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators.The front seatbacks that may have fasteners with incorrect torq...
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Ford Edges and Lincoln MKXs recalled

The vehicles may leak brake fluid

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 75,000 model year 2015-18 Ford Edges and model year 2016-18 Lincoln MKXs.

The front brake jounce hoses could rupture causing a progressive brake fluid leak.

If the brake fluid reservoir is depleted below a certain level, the brake fluid warning indicator light will illuminate. The driver may experience an increase in brake pedal travel, together with a reduction in the rate of deceleration, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries.

What to do

Ford will notify owners and dealers will replace the front brake jounce hoses with new hoses that have a revised braid material.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 20S42.

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 75,000 model year 2015-18 Ford Edges and model year 2016-18 Lincoln MKXs.The front brake jounce hoses could ruptu...
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Model year 2020 Lincoln Corsairs recalled

A rear coil spring may separate from the vehicle and cause a road hazard

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 3,600 model year 2020 Lincoln Corsairs.

The vehicles may have insufficient clearance between the left and right rear coil springs and the toe link bracket. This may result in a condition in which the spring and bracket touch, potentially wearing away the protective coating on the coil spring.

Over time, corrosion due to removal of the protective coating may reduce the full life of the spring and may result in fracture of the spring.

A fractured rear coil spring may separate from the vehicle and cause a potential road hazard for traffic following behind, increasing the likelihood of a crash for other vehicles.

There are no reports of accidents or injuries.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles for proper clearance between the toe link bracket and rear coil spring. If needed, the toe link bracket edge will be trimmed, and a new coil spring will be installed.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 20S41.

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 3,600 model year 2020 Lincoln Corsairs. The vehicles may have insufficient clearance between the left and right re...
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Ford recalls model year 2020 F-150s with electrical issue

The vehicle could experience electrical arcing while being started

Ford Motor Company is recalling 431 model year 2020 F-150 pickup trucks.

The vehicles may have been built with an improper attachment nut used to fasten the positive battery cable (B+) to the starter motor. An improper attachment nut may not provide a secure connection to the starter or the required conductive properties.

This could increase the potential for incremental heat generation during a vehicle start cycle, and electrical arcing, which could lead to a fire.

There are no reports of fire, accident or injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the starter motor B+ power supply attachment nut.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 20S40.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 431 model year 2020 F-150 pickup trucks. The vehicles may have been built with an improper attachment nut used to fasten...
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Ford recalls model year 2020 Escapes and Transits

The curtain airbag may not inflate properly during deployment

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 70 model year 2020 Ford Escapes and Transits sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The curtain airbag may not inflate properly during deployment, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the curtain airbag modules.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 20S35.

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 70 model year 2020 Ford Escapes and Transits sold in the U.S. and Canada.The curtain airbag may not inflate prope...
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Ford recalls F-650s and F-750s

The interior cabin floor and seat attachments could reach elevated temperatures

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 1,300 model year 2021 F-650s and F-750s with a 7.3-liter engine.

The vehicles were built without certain thermal protection components intended to reduce the interior cabin floor and seat attachment temperatures. These missing components may include an underbody heat shield, a thermal insulator patch under the floor mat, or covers for the seat bolts and seat pedestal.

In vehicles without these components, the interior cabin floor and seat attachments could reach elevated temperatures during certain high-load, high ambient temperature driving conditions. Continuous skin contact with elevated temperatures may lead to skin irritation or a minor burn.

There are no reports of accidents or injuries.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install the underbody heat shield, thermal insulator patch under the floor mat, seat base covers and seat bolt covers.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 20S36.

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 1,300 model year 2021 F-650s and F-750s with a 7.3-liter engine.The vehicles were built without certain thermal p...
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Ford recalls Lincoln MKX and Nautilus vehicles

The airbag system may not perform as intended in some circumstances

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 24,000 model year 2016-20 Lincoln MKX and Nautilus vehicles with 16-way power seats sold in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

There may be insufficient clearance between the driver and/or front passenger seat wiring harness and the seat cushion pan, which could cause wiring harness abrasion.

If certain wires in the seat wiring harness are damaged through contact with the seat cushion frame, the airbag system may not perform as intended in some circumstances, increasing the risk of injuries.

There are no reports of accident or injuries.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install flocking tape on the exposed edge of the 16-way seat cushion frames, inspect the wire harness, and repair or replace as needed free of charge

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332.  Ford's reference number for this recall is 20S37.

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 24,000 model year 2016-20 Lincoln MKX and Nautilus vehicles with 16-way power seats sold in the U.S., Mexico and Cana...
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Ford recalls Super-Duty F-250, F-350 and F-550 diesel pickups

The transmission torque converter damper plate may fracture

Ford Motor Company is recalling 13 model year 2020 Super-Duty F-250, F-350 and F-550 diesel pickups.

The transmission torque converter damper plate was not tempered, resulting in a brittle damper plate that may fracture and cause the engine to stall or require increased brake pedal effort in order to stop the vehicle.

An engine stall or requiring additional braking effort to stop the vehicle can increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission assembly free of charge.

This recall is expected to begin July 6, 2020.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S33.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 13 model year 2020 Super-Duty F-250, F-350 and F-550 diesel pickups. The transmission torque converter damper plate was ...
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Model year 2020 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators recalled

The middle row seat headrest may be not be welded properly

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,620 model year 2020 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators.

The attachment bracket for the driver's side second-row seat headrest may not have been sufficiently welded to the seat frame.

An improperly welded headrest bracket may have reduced strength and may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat structure and replace it -- as needed -- free of charge.

This recall is expected to begin July 6, 2020.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20C12.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,620 model year 2020 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators. The attachment bracket for the driver's side second-row s...
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Ford recalls model year 2014-2017 F-150 pickup trucks

The brake master cylinder may leak fluid into the brake booster

Ford Motor Company is recalling 292,311 model year 2014-2017 F-150 pickup trucks with 3.5L Ecoboost engines.

The brake master cylinder may leak brake fluid into the brake booster.

A loss of brake fluid may result in a change in brake pedal travel and feel, increased pedal effort and reduced front brake function, possibly requiring greater effort and distance to stop the vehicle. This can increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake master cylinder and inspect the brake booster, replacing it -- as necessary -- free of charge.

This recall is expected to begin June 29, 2020.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S31.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 292,311 model year 2014-2017 F-150 pickup trucks with 3.5L Ecoboost engines. The brake master cylinder may leak brake fl...
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Ford recalls 2.1 million model year 2011 – 2015 vehicles

The doors may open while the vehicle is being driven

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2.1 million model year 2011-2014 Fiestas, model year 2013-2014 Fusions, model year 2015 Mustangs, model year 2013-2015 Escapes & C-Maxs, model year 2012-2015 Focus vehicles, model year 2014-2016 Transit Connects, model year 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZs, and model year 2015 MKs.

These vehicles were previously recalled and repaired under in 2015, 2016 and 2017. However the repair may not have been completed properly.

A component within the door latches may break making the doors difficult to latch and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe a door is securely closed when -- in fact -- it is not.

A door that is not securely latched could open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to an occupant.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the latch date codes to confirm if the repair was done correctly, and replace the side door latches if necessary free of charge.

Owners will also have the option to inspect their own vehicle's door latches and enter the date codes into a website to determine if the latches are correct.

This recall is expected to begin July 20, 2020.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S30.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2.1 million model year 2011-2014 Fiestas, model year 2013-2014 Fusions, model year 2015 Mustangs, model year 2013-2015 Esca...
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Model year 2016-17 Ford Transit Connect vehicles recalled

The driver and/or front passenger seat belt pretensioners may not deploy in a crash

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 1,700 model year 2016-17 Ford Transit Connect vehicles.

The driver and/or front passenger seat belt pretensioners may not deploy in a crash event in which the front seat belt pretensioners are activated.

Even with the primary seat belt locking function operating properly, if the front seat belt pretensioner fails to deploy during a crash, it may increase the risk of injury to a front occupant.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the driver and front passenger seat belt assemblies and replace those that were produced during the suspected date range.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 20S25.

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 1,700 model year 2016-17 Ford Transit Connect vehicles. The driver and/or front passenger seat belt pretensioners ...
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Ford recalls model year 2020 Mustangs

A forward-looking camera is misaligned to the vehicle

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 25 model year 2020 Mustangs sold in the U.S., and Canada.

The vehicles are equipped with an image processing module A -- a forward-looking camera -- that is misaligned to the vehicle, and may not function as intended.

An incorrect forward-looking camera alignment calibration may cause features to have degraded functionality during vehicle operation including Pre-Collision Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane-Keeping System, Driver Alert and Auto High-Beam Control.

The Pre-Collision Assist system’s effectiveness in detecting a frontal collision may be compromised, increasing the risk of an accident.

There are no reports of accident or injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reconfigure the forward-looking camera by aligning the Lane Departure Warning system camera.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 20S26.

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 25 model year 2020 Mustangs sold in the U.S., and Canada. The vehicles are equipped with an image processing modul...
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Ford recalls Transit Connect vehicles

The panoramic roof could separate from the vehicle

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 5,100 model year 2014-17 Transit Connect vehicles with the panoramic vista roof.

An improper bond may exist between the panoramic roof and the vehicle body that could result in wind noise, water leaks and -- in some cases -- separation from the vehicle.

There are no reports of accident or injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove, clean and reinstall the panoramic roof glass at now charge.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S22.

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 5,100 model year 2014-17 Transit Connect vehicles with the panoramic vista roof. An improper bond may exist betwee...
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Ford recalls Mustangs and Expeditions

The “transmission not in park” warning message and chime may malfunction

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 10,600 model year 2019-20 Mustangs and model year 2019 Expeditions.

The “transmission not in park” warning message and associated chime are only active for three seconds when the transmission is not in park, the ignition is off, and the driver’s door is closed.

The chime should remain active for 10 seconds and the transmission not in park warning message should display for 30 minutes when the driver’s door is closed.

A transmission not in park warning and chime with a shorter than designed duration could result in the driver exiting the vehicle when it is not in park and experiencing unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of injury or crash.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the instrument panel cluster free of charge.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S21.

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 10,600 model year 2019-20 Mustangs and model year 2019 Expeditions. The “transmission not in park” warning message...
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Model year 2020 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators recalled

The vehicles Pre-Collison Assist can't be enabled

Ford Motor Company is recalling 25,081 model year 2020 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators with the camera-only Pre-Collision Assist feature.

Vehicles built with the optional radar-plus-camera Pre-Collision Assist system are not affected.

Due to incorrect coding of interfacing modules, the Pre-Collision Assist feature is not enabled, and the driver cannot access the menu functions necessary to enable the Pre-Collision Assist feature.

Drivers unaware that the Pre-Collision Assist feature is not enabled may rely on a system that is not functional, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram software for the Body Control Module, Antilock Braking System, Instrument Panel Cluster and Headlamp Control Modules, and reset the Tire Pressure Monitor System free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin May 25, 2020.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S20.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 25,081 model year 2020 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators with the camera-only Pre-Collision Assist feature. Vehicl...
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Ford issues recall for incorrect replacement headlamps for Lincoln MKZs

The units do not comply with federal safety standards

Ford Motor Company recalling 130 replacement handlamps on 37 model year 2013-16 Lincoln MKZs.

Some dealers began ordering and installing headlamp assemblies designed for the Korea and China markets due to a backorder in North America.

While similar in design to North America units, the headlamp assemblies did not comply with U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

There are no reports of accident or injury related to this condition.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect headlamps in affected vehicles and replace them as needed free of charge.

Dealers will also contact customers who purchased over-the-counter parts and provide replacements.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 20C10.

Ford Motor Company recalling 130 replacement handlamps on 37 model year 2013-16 Lincoln MKZs. Some dealers began ordering and installing headlamp assemb...
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Model year 2020 Ford Expeditions recalled

The front passenger seat belt buckle's Belt Tension Sensor may malfunction

Ford Motor Company is recalling 1,355 model year 2020 Expeditions.

The front passenger seat belt buckle's Belt Tension Sensor may malfunction and may result in the seat occupant being misclassified.

The restraint system may not provide the intended level of protection in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger seat belt buckle free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin May 11, 2020.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S17.

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Ford recalls model year 2020 Rangers, F-150s and Expeditions

The transmission could be in a gear state different from the selected gearshift position

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 55,000 model year 2020 Rangers, F-150s with 10-speed automatic transmission and Expeditions with the police package and 10-speed automatic transmission sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

A clip that locks the gearshift cable to the transmission may not be fully seated. Over time, a partially seated clip may allow the transmission to be in a gear state different from the gearshift position selected by the driver.

This could allow the driver to move the shifter to “Park” and remove the ignition key, without the transmission gear actually being in “Park.”

If the parking brake is not applied in those cases, the vehicle could move unintentionally, increasing the risk of injury or crash.

There are no reports of accidents or injuries.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the shift cable locking clip and properly seat it as needed.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 20S18.

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Ford recalls model year 2021 E-350s and E-450s

The wire harness may chafe and damage circuits

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,871 model year 2021 E-350s and E-450s.

A wire harness in the rear of the vehicle may contact the vehicle frame, resulting in damage to the circuits that support the fuel pump and the anti-lock braking system (ABS).

Damage to the fuel pump circuit in the wiring harness could result in an unexpected engine stall. Damage to the ABS wiring can lead to reduction of ABS functionality and a loss of roll stability control (RSC) functionality. These scenarios increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wire harness for damage.

If no damage is found, dealers will apply anti-abrasion tape over the area and ensure clearance to surrounding components.

If damage is found, dealers will splice in new wire and apply anti-abrasion tape over the area and ensure clearance to surrounding components. All services will be performed free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin April 13, 2020.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S13.

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Ford recalls Ford Fusions, Mercury Milans and Lincoln MKZs vehicles in Canada

The vehicles may have a braking issue

Ford Motor Company is recalling 54,292 model year 2006-10 Ford Fusions, model year 2006-10 Mercury Milans and model year 2006-10 Lincoln MKZs in Canada.

A normally closed valve inside the hydraulic control unit may stick open, which could result in extended brake pedal travel, potentially increasing the risk of a crash.

One accident related to this condition has been reported.

What to do

Ford will contact owners, and dealers will inspect the hydraulic control unit for signs of stuck or slow-responding valves and replace the unit if necessary.

The system will be pressure-flushed with DOT 4 brake fluid and the DOT 3 reservoir cap will be replaced with a new DOT 4 cap.

All work will be done free of charge.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 20S14.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 54,292 model year 2006-10 Ford Fusions, model year 2006-10 Mercury Milans and model year 2006-10 Lincoln MKZs in Canada. ...
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Ford recalls Fiestas, Fusions and Lincoln MKZs

A door may unlatch while the vehicle is being driven

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 269,000 model year 2014-15 Fiestas, model year 2014-16 Fusions and model year 2014-16 Lincoln MKZs in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

The latch pawl spring-tab design is susceptible to cracking and failure in areas with high ambient temperatures. A door latch with a fractured pawl spring tab typically results in a “door will not close” condition.

If the customer is able to latch the door after repeated attempts, the door may unlatch while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the risk of injury.

There are no reports of accident or injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove and replace the side door latches free of charge.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332, Ford's reference number for this recall is 20S15.

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Ford issues another recall for model year 2019 Ford Rangers

The HVAC blower motor could overheat, melt or smoke

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 5,800 model year 2019 Ford Rangers.

The recalled vehicles had the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) blower motor replaced in an earlier recall.

The replacement part used for that service may have been built with an improper clearance between an electrical terminal and the conductive base-plate slot that could result in a resistive electrical short.

This condition can increase the risk of the HVAC blower motor overheating, melting, smoking or causing a fire.

Ford says it has not received any reports of accident, injury or fire.

What to do

Ford will contact owners, and dealers will inspect the HVAC blower-motor date code. Blower motors built within the suspect time frame will be replaced free of charge.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 20S12.

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Ford recalls F-Series Super Duty and E-Series trucks

The vehicle may not have enough axle lubricant

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 326 model year 2020 F-Series Super Duty and model year 2021 E-Series trucks.

Some of these vehicles may have an inadequate amount of axle lubricant, resulting in bearing seizure and leading to component fracture and driveshaft separation from the rear axle.

In the event of a rear-axle pinion stem fracture, customers would experience loss of vehicle motive power and loss of the park function.

If the parking brake is not applied, this could result in unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of injury or crash.

Ford says it is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries.

What to do

Ford will contact owners and dealers will check the differential fluid level. If the fluid is at the proper level, no further action will be taken. If the fluid level is determined to be low, the rear axle assembly will be replaced free of charge.

Owners may contact Ford at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S09.

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Ford F-150s with engine heater elements recalled

A resistive short may occur in the engine-block heater splice connector

Ford is recalling about 33,000 model year 2015-16 Ford F-150s with engine heater elements and 3.5-liter GTDI engines.

Depending on the heater element location, some vehicles may have cables with insufficient heat protection and incorrect length.

Prolonged exposure to high temperatures can cause a resistive short, inoperative engine block heater, and/or tripping of household breakers or GFCI-equipped outlets while the vehicle is parked and the block heater is plugged in.

The risk to safety exists only while the vehicle is parked and the block heater cable is plugged into an electrical outlet.

A resistive short in the engine-block heater splice connector can increase the risk of overheated or melted wiring and fire.

The automaker says it is unaware of any reports of fire, accident or injury.

What to do

Ford will contact owners, and dealers will inspect the block heater and cable and repair or replace as necessary free of charge.

Owners should not use the engine block heater cable until their vehicle is inspected.

Owners may contact Ford at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S08.

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Ford recalls F-150 trucks with LED headlamps

The daytime running lamps can remain activated instead of dimming as designed

Ford is recalling about 207,000 model year 2018-20 F-150 trucks with LED headlamps in the U.S. and Canada.

When the daytime running lamps are illuminated and the master lighting switch is manually rotated from the autolamp position to the headlamp-on (low-beam) position, the daytime running lamps remain activated instead of dimming to parking lamp intensity.

This may reduce the visibility of other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford says it has not received any reports of accident or injury related to this condition.

What to do

Ford will notify owners and dealers will update the body control module software configuration free of charge.

Owners may contact Ford at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20C03.

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Ford recalls vehicles with possible suspension issue

The vehicle may experience a fractured rear suspension toe link

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 217,000 model year 2013-18 Ford Flex, Ford Taurus Police Interceptor Sedan, Ford Taurus SHO and Lincoln MKT vehicles.

Vehicles exposed to frequent full rear-suspension articulation (jounce and rebound) may experience a fractured rear suspension toe link.

A rear toe link fracture while the vehicle is being driven increases the risk of a crash.

The automaker says it is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries to date.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left- and right-hand rear suspension toe links with new forged toe links.

Owners may contact Ford at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S04.

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Model year 2006-2010 Ford, Mercury and Lincoln vehicles recalled

The valves within the ABS Hydraulic Control Units may not close properly

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.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will flush the brake system with DOT 4 fluid and install a new brake fluid reservoir cap.

In addition, the HCU will be tested to detect a possible stuck valve condition, replacing the HCU as necessary.

All services will be performed free of charge.

Owners were notified of the safety risk with an interim letter on January 13, 2020.

A second notice will be sent once parts are available, expected to be late in the first quarter of 2020.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S54.

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Ford recalls model year 2020 Explorers and Lincoln Aviators

The vehicle may leak fuel, posing a fire risk

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.

What to do

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 interim letter on January 20, 2020. A second notice will be sent once parts are available, expected late in the first quarter of 2020.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S49.

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Model year 2020 Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators recalled

The vehicles may leak fuel

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 3,900 model year 2020 Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators.

The convolute protective sleeve on the liquid fuel line is not long enough, which may allow for potential hard contact with the convolute-protected vapor fuel line.

Over time, with vibration and engine roll, hard contact between the two fuel lines could cause the convolute on the vapor fuel line to rub through the plastic liquid fuel line. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Ford has not received any reports of accident, injury or fire.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect vehicles for a full-length yellow-colored protective convolute on the liquid fuel line. If the convolute does not cover the full length of the liquid fuel line, dealers will remove the existing convolute, replace it with one that has the correct length and secure it with a tie strap.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is19S49.

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Ford recalls model year 2017-19 F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty trucks

The tailgate could open unintentionally

Ford is recalling 261,000 model year 2017-19 Ford F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty trucks.

In vehicles with an electric tailgate latch-release switch mounted in the tailgate handle, water entering the electrical wiring system may cause a short circuit, resulting in unintended switch activation and release of the tailgate latches.

This could cause the tailgate to open unintentionally, whether the vehicle is in motion or stationary resulting in the loss of unrestrained cargo, and increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will modify the tailgate frame wiring harnesses by adding jumper pigtails to isolate the tailgate release control circuits and install a new tailgate handle release switch.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 19S48.

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Ford recalls F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty trucks

The Daytime Running Lights may not dim as designed

Ford Motor Company is recalling 86,296 model year 2018-2019 F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty trucks.

The Daytime Running Lights (DRL) may not dim when the headlight switch is moved into the "On" position, reducing the visibility of other drivers and increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford has notified owners, and dealers will reprogram the Body Control Module (BCM) software free of charge.

The recall began November 25, 2019.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19C10.

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Model year 2017-19 Ford Super Duty SuperCrew vehicles recalled

A front seat belt pretensioner can generate excessive sparks when it deploys

Ford Motor Company is recalling nearly 548,000 model year 2017-19 Ford Super Duty SuperCrew vehicles with carpet flooring.

A front seat belt pretensioner that deploys during a crash can generate excessive sparks.

In some cases, this could ignite the carpet or carpet insulation in the area of the B-pillar which may spread within the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Ford will contact owners and dealers will apply foil tape to the carpet and carpet insulation and modify the sound deadener on the back side of the B-pillar trim panel.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-733. Ford's reference number for this recall is 19S52.

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Model year 2019 Ford Rangers recalled

The tail lamps may malfunction

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 78,000 model year 2019 Ford Rangers.

The inline electrical connector terminals for the tail lamps may be misaligned or not properly seated, resulting in intermittent or inoperative tail lamps.

Intermittent or inoperative tail lamps can result in loss of stop, turn, rear position and reverse lamps, which can reduce the vehicle’s visibility and may not fully alert other drivers that the vehicle is braking, turning, or reversing, increasing the risk of a crash.

The high-mounted center stop lamp is not affected.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the underbody inline connector and -- if a terminal is loose -- re-pin it into a replacement connector.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-733. Ford's reference number for this recall is 19S43.

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Ford recalls model year 2018-19 Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks

The daytime running lamps do not function properly

Ford Motor Company is recalling 100,000 model year 2018-19 Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks with LED headlamps.

When the daytime running lamps are illuminated and the master lighting switch is moved to the low-beam position, they do not revert to parking lamp intensity as required by federal law.

Ford has not received any reports of accident or injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the body control module.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-733. Ford's reference number for this recall is 19C10.

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Ford recalls model year 2016-17 Lincoln MKXs

The battery cable could overheat or melt

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 60,000 model year 2016-17 Lincoln MKXs with 3.7-liter engines.

The battery cable harness may have substandard clearance, which could allow the harness to contact the transmission shifter cable bracket.

Contact between the battery cable harness and the transmission shifter cable bracket could wear through the insulation of the cable, resulting in the cable shorting to ground, increasing the risk of overheated or melted wiring, as well as fire.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove the four battery harness clips at the battery tray and one elbow guide, then install a wire channel shield and protective sleeve to the battery cable harness free of charge

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-733. Ford's reference number for this recall is 19S41.

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Ford recalls model year 2019-2020 F-150s

The vehicle's instrument panel displays and braking assist could malfunction

Ford Motor Company is recalling 135,725 model year 2019-2020 F-150s.

The fastener securing the Power Distribution Box (PDB) 12V cable and Battery Monitoring System (BMS) eyelets to the positive battery terminal may loosen and affect the vehicle's systems such as instrument panel displays and braking or steering assist. The engine could also stall.

Inoperative vehicle systems or an engine stall can increase the risk of a crash. Reduced braking and steering efforts can also increase the risk of a crash. This condition could also create a resistive short, increasing the risk of a fire.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the positive battery cable/BMS/PDB joint for excess sealant adhesive and remove any excessive adhesive, reassemble the joint, and retorque the fastener, as necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin November 25, 2019.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S40.

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Ford recalls model year 2019 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators

The rear toe link could become disconnected, increasing the risk of a crash

Ford Motor Company is recalling 18 model year 2019 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators.

The rear toe link fastener may not have been tightened properly during assembly and become disconnected while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the risk of injury or crash.

The automaker is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will verify that the rear toe-link-to-frame fasteners are tightened to the correct torque, check and adjust the rear toe alignment and inspect the rear tires for abnormal wear and replace, if necessary, free of charge.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 19S36.

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Ford recalls model year 2019 Rangers

The Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning blower motor may short circuit

Ford Motor Company is recalling 17,965 model year 2019 Ranger vehicles.

The Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) blower motor may electrically short, increasing the risk of a fire.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the HVAC blower motor production date, replacing it as necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin November 4, 2019.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S34.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 17,965 model year 2019 Ranger vehicles.The Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) blower motor may electrical...
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Ford recalls model year 2019 Ford Rangers

The HVAC blower motor may overheat, melt, smoke or cause a fire

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 19,500 model year 2019 Ford Rangers sold in the U.S., and Canada.

The HVAC blower motor may have been built with an improper clearance between an electrical terminal and the conductive base-plate slot that may result in a resistive electrical short.

This can increase the risk of the HVAC blower motor overheating, melting, smoking or causing a fire.

Ford says it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition, but says the was one customer warranty report of smoke while driving that is potentially related to this concern.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the HVAC blower motor and replace at no charge to owners it if it is within the suspect part production dates.

Owners may contact Ford at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is19S34.

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Ford recalls model year 2020 Explorers

The vehicle's wiring harness is not secured properly

Ford Motor Company is recalling 10,655 model year 2020 Ford Explorers with 2.3-liter and 3.3-liter gas engines.

The wiring harness is not properly secured and may contact the air-conditioning pulley, resulting in a damaged wiring harness or damaged air-conditioning drive belt.

Over time, contact with the air-conditioning pulley may rub through the wiring harness insulation, creating the potential for contact with the unfused B+ circuit, resulting in a short circuit and possible fire.

Ford says it is not aware of any reports of accidents, injuries or fires.

What to do

The majority of affected vehicles are in dealer inventory. The issue will be remedied prior to delivery to customers.

Dealers will secure the wiring harness and repair any damage, if present.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 19S32.

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Ford recalls model year 2019 F-Series Super Duty vehicles

A passenger-side axle shaft could fracture

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 29,000 model year 2019 Ford F-Series Super Duty vehicles in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The electronically locking rear-axle assembly may have a passenger-side axle shaft manufactured with steel that does not meet Ford’s specifications that may fracture.

A fractured passenger-side axle shaft could result in a loss of motive power while in two-wheel drive, and the inability to hold the park function. If the parking brake is not applied, this could result in unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of crash or injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the passenger-side rear axle shaft; shafts with a suspect batch code will be replaced.

Owners are advised to apply the parking brake whenever the vehicle is parked until the service fix is completed.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 19S31.

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Ford recalls model year 2017 Explorers

The vehicles may have seat frames with sharp edges

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 329,000 model year 2017 Explorers sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The vehicles are equipped with power seats and may have seat frames with sharp edges, presenting the risk of injury.

Ford has received 31 reports of hand injuries.

What to do

Owners will be notified, and dealers will install flocked tape to the exposed edge and tab on the inboard side of the power seat frames free of charge

Consumers should use caution and avoid contact with the seat frame edge until the repair is completed.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is19S29.

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Ford recalls various vehicles with seat back issue

The seat back may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash

Ford Motor Company is recalling 482,520 model year 2018-2020 F-150s and model year 2019-2020 F-250s, F-350s, F-450s, & F-550s, and model year 2018-2019 Ford Explorers and model year 2019-2020 Expeditions with driver and/or passenger's manual front seat back recliner mechanisms.

Also included are model year 2020 Ford Explorers & Lincoln Aviators with rear outboard seats and manual seat back recliner mechanisms.

The recliner mechanisms may be missing the third pawl required for seat back strength, resulting in a loose seat back.

A seat back with an improperly assembled recliner mechanism may have reduced strength and may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and Ford and Lincoln dealers will inspect the seat structure and replace them, as necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin October 7, 2019.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19C07.

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Model year 2012-13 Ford Fiesta vehicles recalled

The vehicle could lose low-beam headlamps and daytime running lamps

Ford Motor Company is recalling 13,564 model year 2012-13 Ford Fiesta vehicles in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.

Battery junction-box relay or fuse corrosion can lead to a loss of low-beam headlamps and daytime running lamps while the vehicle is being driven.

What to do

Owners will be notified and dealers will clean the battery junction box, install foam sealing to the cover and replace any corroded fuses, terminals or relays at no charge to the customer.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332.

Ford's reference number for this recall is 19S28.

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Ford recalls model year 2019 Ford Fiestas

The brake calipers could develop a leak

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,624 model year 2019 Ford Fiestas, only 50 of which have been delivered to customers.

The brake calipers could develop a leak after being exposed to incorrectly labeled assembly fluid in production.

A leaking brake caliper could eventually result in reduced braking function or drag, which could lead to the overheating of the brake pads, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will flush the brake fluid and replace the front brake calipers and brake lines free of charge.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332.

Ford's reference number for this recall is 19S27.

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Ford recalls Ford Fusions &Edges, and Lincoln MKZ & MKX vehicles

The vehicles may lose power-steering assist

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 gear motor becoming loose or detaching from the gear housing, although the steering gear motor will not separate from the vehicle.

Detachment of the steering-gear motor from the gear housing would result in a loss of power-steering assist, which would require higher steering effort -- especially at lower speeds -- posing an increased risk of a crash.

What to do

Owners will be notified and dealers will replace steering gear motor-attachment bolts and apply wax sealer. If one or more of the steering gear motor-attachment bolts are broken or missing, dealers will install a new steering gear in the vehicle at no charge.

Consumers with questions may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332.

Ford's reference number for this recall is 19S26.

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Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators recalled

The federally required manual park release cover may be missing

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 14,000 model year 2020 Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators.

Federal law requires the manual park release cover be in place and only removable with a tool.

If the cover is not installed, the manual park release lever may be inadvertently activated, which could result in unintended vehicle movement if the electronic park brake is not applied, increasing the risk of crash

In addition, the instrument cluster may be in factory mode, which disables warning alerts and chimes, and does not display the PRNDL gear positions and which gear is selected. 

The majority of affected vehicles are in dealer inventory and the issue will be remedied prior to delivery to customers.

The automaker says it is aware of one report of an accident occurring during vehicle transport within the production process.

This action affects 13,896 vehicles in the United States and 239 in Canada. The majority of affected vehicles are in dealer inventory. The issue will be remedied prior to delivery to customers.

What to do

Ford will notify owners and dealers will inspect for the manual park release cover and install one -- if necessary-- and will also verify the instrument cluster is out of factory mode and clear any diagnostic codes.

Owners may contact Ford at (866) 436-7332

Ford's reference number for this recall is 19C06.

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Ford recalls model year 2019 Ranger SuperCabs

The right-front seat belt may not restrain occupants adequately

Ford Motor Company is recalling 7,600 model year 2019 Ranger SuperCabs.

The right-front seat belt may improperly assembled improperly and may not adequately restrain occupants in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

The automaker says it is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries.

What to do

Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the right-front seat belt assembly.

Owners may contact Ford Customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 19S23.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 7,600 model year 2019 Ranger SuperCabs.The right-front seat belt may improperly assembled improperly and may not adequa...
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Ford recalls Focus and Focus STs

Service performed in an earlier recall was incomplete

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 58,000 model year 2012 and 2017 Focus vehicles with 2.0-liter GDI engines, and model year 2013-14 Focus STs with 2.0-liter GTDI engines.

The powertrain control module software used to service these vehicles in accordance an earlier recall was incomplete.

The recalled vehicles did not receive the intended calibration software that will detect a malfunctioning canister purge valve.

When the canister purge valve is stuck open in these vehicles, an excessive vacuum can develop in the fuel vapor management system, potentially deforming the fuel tank. If this occurs, an occupant customer may observe a malfunction indicator light, inaccurate or erratic fuel gauge indication, drivability concerns or loss of motive power.

The automaker says it is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition.

Vehicles that have not yet had service performed in the earlier recall are not affected by this action, and will receive updated software when the service is performed by the earlier recall program

What to do

Owners are advised to maintain at least a half tank of fuel until their vehicle is serviced for this issue

Dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module with the appropriate software calibration and replace the canister purge valve, as necessary.

If the canister purge valve is replaced, dealers will inspect and replace the carbon canister, fuel tank and fuel delivery module, as necessary.

Owners may contact Ford Customer service at (866) 436-7332. The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S22.

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Model year 2013 Ford F-150 pickup trucks recalled

The transmission may unexpectedly downshift into first gear

Ford Motor Company is recalling 107,857 model year 2013 F-150 pickup trucks equipped with 5.0L or 6.2L gasoline engines, that previously had the powertrain control module (PCM) software reprogrammed under an earlier recall.

The software used to reprogram the PCM did not have the necessary updates to prevent the transmission from unexpectedly downshifting into first gear, regardless of vehicle speed.

Unexpectedly downshifting into first gear may result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin June 24, 2019.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S19.

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Ford recalls more than a million Explorers

The rear suspension toe links may fracture

Ford Motor Company is recalling 1,194,173 model year 2011-2017 Explorers.

The rear suspension toe links may fracture due to stress on the rear suspension.

A fractured rear toe link will cause a sudden change in vehicle handling and increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear suspension toe links free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin June 24, 2019.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S17.

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Model year 2013-16 Ford Fusions recalled

The transmission could be in a gear state different from the gearshift position

Ford is recalling about 270,00 model year 2013-16 Fusions with 2.5-liter engines in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The bushing that attaches the shifter cable may degrade and detach from the transmission. A shifter cable that detaches from the transmission may allow the transmission to be in a gear state different from the gearshift position selected by the driver.

This condition could allow the driver to move the shift lever to park and remove the ignition key while the transmission may not be in park, with no warning message or audible chime.

If the parking brake is not applied, a shifter cable that detaches from the transmission could result in unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of injury or crash.

Ford is aware of three reports claiming property damage and one report alleging an injury that may be related to this condition.

What to do

Ford is working on a remedy for this issue and will notify owners when it is available.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866)436-7332. The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S16.

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Ford recalls model year 2019 Ranger trucks

The transmission shift cable bracket may become loose

Ford is recalling about 2,700 model year 2019 Ranger trucks.

The two fasteners that secure the transmission shift cable bracket to the transmission housing may not have been torqued to specification.

Over time, an improperly torqued fastener could allow the transmission shift cable bracket to become loose and the transmission to be in a gear state different from the gearshift position selected by the driver.

This condition could allow the driver to remove the ignition key (if equipped) with no instrument panel warning message or chime indicating that the transmission is not in park. This could allow unintended vehicle movement or roll away if the parking brake is not applied, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.

No accidents or injuries related to this condition have been reported.

What to do

Owners should apply the parking brake whenever the vehicle is parked.

Dealers will properly torque the two fasteners and verify the proper operation of the transmission selector assembly according to established workshop manual procedure.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866)436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 19S15.

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Ford recalls F-150 and Super Duty Trucks with engine block heaters

Wiring could overheat or melt

Ford Motor Company is recalling 874,000 model year 2015-2019 F-150s and model year 2017-19 Super Duty vehicles equipped with engine block heaters that had been inspected in an earlier recall.

In previously inspected vehicles, the engine block heater cable splice connectors may have inadvertently become damaged during that service procedure.

A damaged block heater cable can cause an inoperative engine block heater and/or tripping of household breakers or GFCI-equipped outlets or a resistive short, which can increase the risk of overheated or melted wiring and fire while the vehicle is parked and the block heater is plugged in.

A safety risk only exists while the vehicle is parked and the block heater cable is plugged into an electrical outlet.

The affected vehicles include approximately 327,000 vehicles in North America, with approximately 131,068 in the U.S., and federalized territories and approximately 196,269 in Canada.

What to do

Customers are advised to not use the engine block heater cable.

Dealers will disable the vehicle’s engine block heater cable by cutting off the plug end prongs and sealing the end cap with silicone sealant.

Customers will be notified when an engine block replacement cable is available.

The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S11.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 874,000 model year 2015-2019 F-150s and model year 2017-19 Super Duty vehicles equipped with engine block heaters that had...
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Model year 2019 Ford Fusion Energi Hybrids recalled

The vehicle may not adequately protect from high voltage sources

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,108 model year 2019 Fusion Energi Hybrids.

The vehicles may not adequately protect against direct and indirect contact of high voltage sources during normal operation, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install a Bus Electrical Center (BEC) cover over the high voltage fuses free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin April 1,2019.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19C05.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,108 model year 2019 Fusion Energi Hybrids.The vehicles may not adequately protect against direct and indirect contact...
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Model year 2017-2019 Lincoln Continentals recalled

A door latch may not fully engage

Ford Motor Company is recalling 27,609 model year 2017-2019 Lincoln Continentals.

The door latch pawl motors may not function properly, possibly resulting in a door latch not fully engaging.

A door latch that is not fully engaged may result in a door opening while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the latch assemblies on all four doors free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin in March 2019.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S03.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 27,609 model year 2017-2019 Lincoln Continentals.The door latch pawl motors may not function properly, possibly resulti...
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Ford recalls model year 2019 Rangers with 10-speed automatic transmission

The transmission shift lever can be moved from the "Park" position without the brake applied

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,992 model year 2019 Rangers equipped with 10-speed automatic transmissions.

The transmission shift lever in some vehicles can be moved from the "Park" position without the key in the starting system and without depressing the brake pedal.

If the vehicle can be shifted out of Park without the brake applied, the vehicle may move unexpectedly, increasing the risk of injury or crash.

What to do

Ford has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the transmission floor shift selector interlock assembly, as necessary, free of charge.

The recall began February 22, 2019.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19C02.

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Ford recalls Mustangs and Lincoln Nautilus and Navigator vehicles

The Instrument Panel Cluster Assembly may not function upon start-up

Ford Motor Company is recalling 4,212 model year 2019 Ford Mustangs and Lincoln Nautilus and Lincoln Navigator vehicles.

At vehicle start-up, the Instrument Panel Cluster Assembly (IPC) may not function, showing a blank display.

A blank instrument cluster will not show important information like vehicle speed, fuel or temperature level, or safety system warnings. Driving with an inoperative cluster can increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford has notified owners, and dealers will reprogram the Instrument Panel Cluster Assembly (IPC), free of charge.

The recall began March 8, 2019.

Owners may contact customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19C03.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 4,212 model year 2019 Ford Mustangs and Lincoln Nautilus and Lincoln Navigator vehicles.At vehicle start-up, the Instru...
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Model year 2019 Ford EcoSports recalled

The front seat back may not be secured properly

Ford Motor Company is recalling 63 model year 2019 Ford EcoSports.

The front seat frames may have been improperly welded, resulting in the seat back being improperly secured.

A loose seat back can increase the risk of injury in a crash.

What to do

Ford has notified owners, and dealers will replace the front seat assemblies, free of charge.

Parts are currently not available. An interim owner notification was mailed on February 15, 2019 to inform owners of the issue. A second notice will be sent when parts are available.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18C08.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 63 model year 2019 Ford EcoSports.The front seat frames may have been improperly welded, resulting in the seat back bei...
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Ford recalls model year 2019 Fusion Energi vehicles

The vehicles not meet required enhanced level of high voltage access protection

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,100 model year 2019 Ford Fusion Energi vehicles.

The cars do not meet the enhanced level of high voltage access protection required by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 305.

This condition could allow contact with an uncovered high voltage fuse through a small gap behind the access panel, potentially increasing the risk of injury.

Ford has not received any reports of accidents or injuries resulting from this condition.

What to do

Ford will notify owners and dealers will install a cover over the high voltage battery electrical center.

Owners may contact Ford at (866) 436-7332 . Ford's reference number for this recall is 19C05.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,100 model year 2019 Ford Fusion Energi vehicles.The cars do not meet the enhanced level of high voltage access protec...
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Ford recalls model year 2019 Mustangs and Lincoln Nautilus & Navigators

The instrument panel cluster assemblies may be blank upon vehicle startup

Ford is recalling about 4,300 model year 2019 Mustangs and Lincoln Nautilus & Lincoln Navigator vehicles.

The vehicles' instrument panel cluster assemblies may be blank upon vehicle startup.

Ford says it has received any reports of accidents or injuries resulting from this condition.

What to do

Ford will notify owners and dealers will update the instrument panel cluster software.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 19C03.

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Ford recalls model year 2017-19 Lincoln Continentals

The door latch may not fully engage

Ford is recalling about 28,200 model year 2017-19 Lincoln Continentals.

The autos may have an intermittently functioning door latch motor due to the buildup of silicon contamination, resulting in the door latch not fully engaging.

This condition could increase the potential for the door to open while the car is being driven, increasing the risk of injury.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries resulting from this condition.

What to do

Dealers will remove and replace the door latch assemblies in all four doors of the recalled vehicles.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 19S03.

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Ford recalls 1.48 million model year 2011-13 F-150s

The vehicle may experience an unintended downshift into first gear

Ford is recalling 1.48 million model year 2011-13 F-150s with 6-speed automatic transmissions.

The transmission that may experience an intermittent loss of the transmission output speed sensor signal to the powertrain control module, potentially resulting in a temporary, unintended downshift into first gear.

Depending on vehicle speed, a downshift to first gear without warning could result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford is aware of five reports of accidents, including one report of “whiplash” potentially related to this condition.

What to do

Dealers will update the powertrain control module software in the affected vehicles.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S07.

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Ford recalls model year 2019 Rangers

The shifter may not lock in the park position

Ford is recalling about 3,500 model year 2019 Ford Rangers built at Michigan Assembly Plant from June 4, 2018, to January 9, 2019, and sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The PRNDL bezel wiring may interfere with the shifter interlock override, preventing the shifter from locking in the park position and allowing the driver to shift the transmission out of park with the vehicle off and without a foot on the brake pedal.

No accidents or injuries have been reported.

What to do

Dealers will verify shifter interlock functionality by attempting to move the transmission shifter out of park with the vehicle off and without a foot on the brake pedal. If the shifter moves out of park, dealers will look for wiring interference, relocate the wiring and retest.

Owners may contact Ford at (313) 594-3744 or by email at mbrentle@ford.com. Ford's reference number for this recall is 19C02.

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Ford recalls model year 2019 Lincoln Nautilus vehicles

The vehicles may not adequately detect if a driver has his or her hands off the steering wheel

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 2,700 model year 2019 Lincoln Nautilus vehicles equipped with lane-centering assist and adaptive front steering.

These vehicles may not adequately detect if a driver has his or her hands off the steering wheel.

Failure of the hands on/off detection system may not alert the driver to place his or her hands back on the steering wheel, which could increase the risk of a crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries resulting from this condition.

What to do

Dealers will update the power steering control module software in affected vehicles. Ford's reference number for the recall is 19S02.

Owners may contact Ford at (866) 436-7332

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Ford recalls F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty trucks

The park pawl assembly may not be be secured

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.

What to do

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.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S36.

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...
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Model year 2016-2018 Ford Focus vehicles recalled

The clutch may fracture

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,828 model year 2016-2018 Ford Focus vehicles equipped with a 1.0L Fox GTDI engine and a 6-speed manual transmission.

The clutch may fracture, resulting in damage to the transmission assembly and possibly a transmission fluid leak.

A transmission fluid leak in the presence of an ignition source such as hot engine or exhaust components can increase the risk of a fire.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update vehicles with software that detects and prevents prolonged clutch slip, and will replace the clutch, as necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin January 7, 2019.

Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S07.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,828 model year 2016-2018 Ford Focus vehicles equipped with a 1.0L Fox GTDI engine and a 6-speed manual transmission.T...
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Ford recalls model year 2018 Lincoln Navigators and Ford Expeditions

The second row center seat may move in a crash

Ford Motor Company is recalling 34,946 model year 2018 Lincoln Navigators, and Ford Expeditions.

The second row center seat track assemblies may be missing one or both of the J-Channel reinforcement brackets, possibly allowing the seat to move in the event of a crash.

A seat that moves in a crash may not properly restrain the occupant, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the second row center seat for any missing J-channel reinforcement brackets, replacing the center seat frame assembly as necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin December 17, 2018.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S37

Ford Motor Company is recalling 34,946 model year 2018 Lincoln Navigators, and Ford Expeditions.The second row center seat track assemblies may be miss...
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Model year 2019 Lincoln Nautilus vehicles recalled

The plastic cover on the driver front airbag module may detach during deployment

Ford Motor Company is recalling 268 model year 2019 Lincoln Nautilus vehicles that are not equipped with Adaptive Front Steering.

The plastic cover on the driver front airbag module may detach during air bag deployment, increasing increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver air bag module, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin in November 2018.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S38.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 268 model year 2019 Lincoln Nautilus vehicles that are not equipped with Adaptive Front Steering.The plastic cover on t...
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Model year 2018 Ford Explorers recalled

The fuel pressure sensor may leak fuel

Ford Motor Company is recalling 144 model year 2018 Ford Explorers equipped with 2.3L or 3.5L GTDI engine.

Due to an assembly error, the fuel pressure sensor may leak fuel.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel line assembly, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin December 3, 2018.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S35.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 144 model year 2018 Ford Explorers equipped with 2.3L or 3.5L GTDI engine.Due to an assembly error, the fuel pressure s...
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Ford Fusions, Mercury Milans and Lincoln MKZs recalled

The gas that inflates the airbag may leak out

Ford Motor Company is recalling 215 model year 2010 Ford Fusions, Mercury Milans and model year 2010-2012 Lincoln MKZs that previously received a replacement passenger airbag.

In the event of a crash requiring deployment of the passenger airbag, the bracket that secures the airbag inflator to the module housing may deform, allowing the gas that inflates the airbag to leak out.

If the airbag does not inflate as intended, there is an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger airbag module, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin in November 2018.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S34.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 215 model year 2010 Ford Fusions, Mercury Milans and model year 2010-2012 Lincoln MKZs that previously received a replaceme...
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Ford recalls model year 2017-2018 Ford GTs

The rear wing valve block may leak hydraulic fluid

Ford Motor Company is recalling 176 model year 2017-2018 Ford GT vehicles.

The rear wing valve block may leak hydraulic fluid.

A leak of hydraulic fluid in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will perform a software update to the fully integrated vehicle controller, which eliminates the possibility of excessive pressure in the valve block assembly.

Some vehicles will have a rear wing hydraulic check valve installed and will have the o-rings and the filter replaced, if needed. The repairs will be performed free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin November 26, 2018.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S29.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 176 model year 2017-2018 Ford GT vehicles.The rear wing valve block may leak hydraulic fluid.A leak of hydraulic fl...
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Ford recalls nearly 1.3 million Ford Focus vehicles

The engine may stall without warning while the vehicle is being driven

Ford Motor Company is recalling 1,282,596 model year 2012-2018 Ford Focus vehicles with a 2.0L GDI or 2.0L GTDI engine.

The Canister Purge Valve (CPV) may malfunction, possibly causing excessive vacuum in fuel vapor management system.

This could result in an engine stall during driving, without warning and without the ability to restart the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the Powertrain Control Module and check for fault codes and replace the CPV as needed.

If the CPV is replaced, dealers will inspect and replace the carbon canister, fuel tank and fuel delivery module as necessary.

Owners are advised to keep the fuel tank at least halfway full until the vehicle is serviced for this concern.

The recall is expected to begin December 10, 2018.

Owners may contact Ford Customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S32.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 1,282,596 model year 2012-2018 Ford Focus vehicles with a 2.0L GDI or 2.0L GTDI engine.The Canister Purge Valve (CPV) m...
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Model year 2018 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles recalled

The doors may open in the event of a crash

Ford Motor Company is recalling 503 model year 2018 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles.

These vehicles' door striker bolts may be shorter than intended, potentially resulting in the doors opening in the event of a crash and increasing risk of injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the door striker bolts, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin October 15, 2018.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18C06.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 503 model year 2018 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles.These vehicles' door striker bolts may be shorter than intended,...
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Ford recalls Convenience charge cords used for electric vehicles

The cords can overheat and melt

Ford Motor Company is recalling 49,197 120V Convenience charge cords that were supplied with and sold for use with model year 2013-2015 Ford C-Max Energi & Fusion Energi vehicles, and model year 2012-2015 Ford Focus Electric vehicles.

Cords with part numbers FM58-10B706-AA, FM58-10B706-AB, FM58-10B706-AC, FM58-10B706-AD, FM58-10B706-AE and FM58-10B706-AF were manufactured without thermistors.

During vehicle charging, increased resistance in the house's outlet or wiring can cause the cord to overheat and melt, increasing the risk of a fire.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the current cord with a new 120V convenience cord with a thermistor, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin September 17, 2018.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S24.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 49,197 120V Convenience charge cords that were supplied with and sold for use with model year 2013-2015 Ford C-Max Energi &...
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Ford recalls Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX, Ford Flex, and Lincoln MKT vehicles

The vehicles' alternator and starter cables may be loose

Ford Motor Company is recalling 87 model year 2018 Ford Edges, Lincoln MKXs, and model year 2019 Ford Flexes, and Lincoln MKTs.

The power supply cables at the starter and the alternator may not have been secured properly, possibly resulting in an electrical arc, posing the risk of a fire.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the alternator and starter motor power supply cables to verify that they are properly secured, correcting them as necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin September 17, 2018.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S25.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 87 model year 2018 Ford Edges, Lincoln MKXs, and model year 2019 Ford Flexes, and Lincoln MKTs.The power supply cables...
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Ford recalls 1.6 million F-150 Regular Cab and SuperCrew Cab trucks

Sparks from a front seatbelt pretensioner may ignite materials in the vehicle

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 1.6 million model year 2015-2018 F-150 Regular Cab and SuperCrew Cab trucks.

If a front seatbelt pretensioner deploys as the result of a crash, the sparks may ignite materials such as carpeting or insulation within the B-pillar area, resulting in a vehicle fire.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove the B-pillar insulation material and wiring harness tape, and install heat resistant tape, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin September 24, 2018.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S27.

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Ford recalls a-half million Escapes and Fusions

The vehicles could roll away due to a detached shift cable

Ford Motor Company is recalling 504,182 model year 2013-2014 Ford Escapes and model year 2013-2016 Ford Fusions equipped with six-speed automatic transmissions.

The bushing that attaches the transmission shifter cable to the transmission may degrade over time and cause the bushing to detach from the transmission.

The condition could allow the driver to move the shift lever to Park and remove the ignition key, while the transmission may not be in Park, with no warning message or audible chime.

If the vehicle is exited without the transmission being in Park and without the parking brake applied it may move unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

Owners should use the parking brake until the recall remedy repairs can be made.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shifter cable bushing, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin July 30, 2018.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S20.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 504,182 model year 2013-2014 Ford Escapes and model year 2013-2016 Ford Fusions equipped with six-speed automatic transmiss...
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Ford Edge and Lincoln MKZ vehicles recalled

The vehicles may lose the ability to move, increasing the risk of a crash

Ford Motor Company is recalling 25 model year 2017-2018 Ford Edges and model year 2017 Lincoln MKZs.

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.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the torque converters, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin in July 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S16 (S2).

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Ford recalls model year 2018 Ford Expeditions, F-150s, and Lincoln Navigators

The vehicles could suffer an oil or fuel leak

Ford Motor Company is recalling 5,645 model year 2018 Ford Expeditions, F-150s, and Lincoln Navigators equipped with 3.5L GTDI V6 engines.

The vehicles have high pressure fuel pump assemblies with welds that can fracture, which may cause an oil or fuel leak.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of a fire.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the high pressure fuel pump and associated components, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin July 16, 2018.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S17.

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Ford recalls Ecosport vehicles sold in U.S. Federal Territories.

The vehicles were shipped with the European brake reservoir pictogram cap label

Ford Motor Company is recalling 373 model year 2018 Ford Ecosport vehicles sold in the U.S. Federal Territories.

The vehicles were shipped with the European brake reservoir pictogram cap label and the European English language owner's manual kits.

Owners could be confused by the incorrect label on the brake fluid cap, potentially causing them to replace the brake fluid with an incorrect fluid which could affect brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake fluid cap and owner's manual kit, free of charge. T

he recall is expected to begin June 18, 2018.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18C04.

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Ford recalls 2015-2017 Transit vehicles with tow modules

Water can enter the module and cause an electrical short

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for over 25,000 2015-2017 Ford Transit vehicles that came equipped with a trailer tow module. 

The company says that water can enter the module and corrode the internal wiring. This can cause problems such as rapidly flashing turn signals and loss of the instrument panel display, which may increase the risk of a crash.

In worse cases, the problem can cause an electrical short that increases the risk of a fire.

Ford representatives say they are notifying owners of the recall. The company is also instructing dealers to add a drainage hole to the driver's door stepwell and install a fuse into the vehicle's wiring harness free of charge.

For more information, consumers can contact Ford's customer service line by calling 1-866-436-7332. Owners can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by visiting the agency's online site at www.safercar.gov or calling its hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

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Bosch issues recall for Ford and Tesla vehicles over power steering issue

Exposure to the elements can cause corrosion, which can lead to loss of power steering while driving

Robert Bosch Automotive Steering has issued a safety recall to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) due to a problem with the aluminum mounting bolts used in its Electric Power Steering (EPS) systems.

The company says that the bolts may corrode when it exposed to certain outdoor elements, such as road salt. This corrosion may cause the bolts to fracture and the steering deal to detach, which may cause drivers to lose power steering and crash.

The company submitted a report to allow recalls to move forward based on the decisions of Ford and Tesla.

What to do

Bosch says it is working with affected manufacturers and dealers to replace the defective bolts and add a corrosion-preventive sealer, free of charge. 

Ford owners can contact the automaker's customer service line for more information at 1-866-436-7332; Tesla owners can contact their respective customer service line at 1-877-798-3752.

Additionally, drivers may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for more information at its hotline or website by dialing 1-888-327-4236 or by visiting www.safercar.gov. 

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Ford recalls F-650s, F-750s, F-150s and Expeditions

The transmission could be in a different gear than indicated by shift lever position

Ford Motor Company is recalling 292,909 model year 2018 F-650s and F-750s equipped with 6-speed automatic transmissions and model year 2018 Ford F-150s and Expeditions equipped with 10-speed automatic transmissions (excluding Expeditions with a Rotary Gear Shift Dial on the console).

The gear shift cable clip may not be properly seated, allowing the transmission to be in a different gear than indicated by the gear shift lever position.

If the gear shift cable clip becomes unseated or dislodged, the gear shift lever position may indicate that the transmission is in 'Park' when it may be in a different gear.

Additionally, despite selecting 'Park', if the parking brake is not applied before the vehicle is exited, the vehicle may roll. Either scenario increases the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the shift cable locking clip and properly seat it, if necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin April 16, 2018.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for the recall is 18S10.

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Ford Focus and Fusion vehicles recalled

The clutch may fracture, resulting in damage to the transmission assembly

Ford Motor Company is recalling 5,357 model year 2015-2016 Ford Focus vehicles equipped with a 1.0L GTDI engine and 6-speed manual transmission, and model year 2013-2014 Ford Fusion vehicles equipped with a 1.6L GTDI engine and 6-speed manual transmission.

The clutch may fracture, resulting in damage to the transmission assembly and possibly a transmission fluid leak.

A transmission fluid leak in the presence of an ignition source such as hot engine or exhaust components can increase the risk of a fire.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the Focus vehicles with software that detects and prevents prolonged clutch slip, and will replace the clutch, as necessary, free of charge.

Owners of Fusion vehicles will have their clutch assembly replaced free of charge.

Parts are not currently available.

Owners will be notified of the recall with an interim notification beginning March 26, 2018.

A second letter will be mailed when the remedy is available, currently expected to be in the second quarter of 2018.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S07.

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Ford recalls 1.3 million Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZs

The steering wheel could detach from the steering column

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:

  • Model year 2014-17 Ford Fusions built at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant from August 6, 2013, to February 29, 2016;
  • Model year 2014-18 Ford Fusions built at the Hermosillo Assembly Plant from July 25, 2013, to March 5, 2018; and
  • Model year 2014-18 Lincoln MKZs built at the Hermosillo Assembly Plant from July 25, 2013, to March 5, 2018

About 1,301,986 of the recalled vehicles are in the U.S. and federalized territories with 62,479 in Canada and 14,172 in Mexico.

What to do

Dealers will replace the steering wheel bolt on the vehicle with a longer bolt with more robust thread engagement and larger nylon patch placed properly for proper torque retention at no cost to customers.

Ford's reference number for this recall is 18S08.

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Ford recalls model year 2017-2018 Ford Taurus vehicles

The vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash

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.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shifter assembly, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin March 19, 2018.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18C02.

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Model year 2018 Ford Escapes recalled

The side curtain airbags may not deploy properly

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.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver and passenger side curtain air bags, as necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin January 29, 2018.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S44.

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Ford recalls model year 2016 F-150s and Explorers

The front seat occupant may not be properly restrained in a crash

Ford Motor Company is recalling 177,264 model year 2016 F-150s and Explorers.

Loose power seat adjuster pivot bolts may cause the front seat cushions to detach and not properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of an injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tightness of the power seat track upper pivot link bolt, either applying threadlocker or replacing the lift link and hardware, free of charge.

Interim letters are expected to go out January 15, 2018, and a second notice will be sent when the remedy becomes available.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S40.

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Ford recalls model year 2017 F-150s with ten-speed transmissions

The transmission may not respond to movement of the shift lever

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 vehicle may roll. Either situation increases the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the roll pin with an updated part, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin December 11, 2017.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S36.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 11,783 model year 2017 F-150s equipped with ten-speed transmissions.The pin that attaches the transmission shift linkag...
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Ford Transit vehicles with trailer tow module recalled

Water can enter the tow modules and corrode the wiring

Ford Motor Company is recalling 65,206 model year 2015-2017 Ford Transit vehicles, equipped with a trailer tow module.

Water can enter the tow modules and corrode the wiring causing issues such as rapidly flashing turn signals, loss of instrument panel display, an electrical short and possibly the deployment of seatbelt pretensioner.

An electrical short can increase the risk of a fire, while turn signal, instrument cluster or seatbelt pretensioner problems can increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will add a drainage hole in the driver's door stepwell and incorporate a fuse into the vehicle's wiring harness, free of charge.

Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed in November 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S34.

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Ford recalls model year 2017 Focus vehicles

An insufficient weld may have reduced the strength of the rear left side seat back

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 risk of injury in the event of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the rear second left side rear seat back as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 16, 2017.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17C13.

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Ford recalls F-150, F-250 and F-350 trucks with crew cabs

The left rear seat occupant may be be not be protected adequately

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 bracket, the seat occupant may not be adequately restrained, increasing their risk of injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat belt assembly, replacing the attaching rivet as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 16, 2017.

Owners may contact Ford Customer Service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17C12.

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Ford recalls model year 2017 Lincoln MKZs and Ford Edges & Fusions

The vehicles may lose the ability to move

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.

What to do

Ford or Lincoln will notify owners, and dealers will replace the torque converters, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 14, 2017.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S16.

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Ford recalls F-150 and model year 2017 F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 trucks

The doors could unlatch in a side impact collision

Ford Motor Company is recalling 14,410 model year 2015-2017 F-150, and model year 2017 F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks originally produced with black or body colored exterior door handles that may have been subsequently equipped with a chrome exterior door handle cover accessory kit purchased from a Ford dealer.

The door handle covers may cause the doors to unlatch in a side impact collision.

As such, these vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 206, "Door Locks and Door Retention Components."

If the doors unlatch and open in a side impact collision, the occupants have an increased risk of injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove the accessory covers and refund the purchase price. The recall is expected to begin July 21, 2017.

Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for the recall is 17C09.

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Model year 2017 Ford F-450 and F-550 Superduty vehicles recalled

The driveline may vibrate and fracture the driveline components or the transmission

Ford Motor Company is recalling 509 model year 2017 Ford F-450 and F-550 Superduty vehicles.

Operating the vehicle at highway speeds may cause the driveline to vibrate and fracture the driveline components or the transmission.

If the driveline or transmission fractures, the vehicle may lose motive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driveshaft and two center bearing brackets, free of charge. Remedy parts are currently unavailable.

Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed on April 6, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford recall number 17S08.

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Model year 2017 Ford Mustangs recalled

The driver's door may unlatch in a side impact crash

Ford Motor Company is recalling 5,470 model year 2017 Ford Mustangs.

The return spring for the driver side interior door handle may come loose, allowing the driver's door to unlatch in a side impact crash.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 206, "Door Locks and Door Retention Components."

A door unlatching in a crash can increase the risk of injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the driver-side interior door handle and repair the return spring, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 24, 2017.

Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for the recall is 17C04.

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Ford recalls Edges and Lincoln MKXs and Continentals

The driver's front airbag may not fully inflate during a crash

Ford Motor Company is recalling 27,531 model year 2016-2017 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles and 2017 Lincoln Continental vehicles.

The driver's front airbag may not fully inflate or the airbag cushion may detach from the airbag module during a crash.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

If the airbag does not fully inflate or the cushion detaches during a crash, there is an increased risk of injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver front airbag module, free of charge. Owners will be notified when remedy parts are available, currently expected to be in August 2017.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17C02.

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Ford recalls model year 2016 Focus and C-Max vehicles

The floor pan may have improperly welded left-hand apron joints

Ford Motor Company is recalling 17 model year 2016 Focus and C-Max vehicles.

The floor pan may have improperly welded left-hand apron joints which may reduce the front-end structural integrity of the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the apron joints, repairing the vehicle, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 6, 2017.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S03.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 17 model year 2016 Focus and C-Max vehicles.The floor pan may have improperly welded left-hand apron joints which may r...
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Ford recalls F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks

The fuel tank strap may separate from the frame

Ford Motor Company recalling 7,105 model year 2017 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks manufactured August 10, 2016, to September 17, 2016.

The frame reinforcement bracket may not have been attached to the front fuel tank strap, allowing the fuel tank strap to separate from the frame.

A fuel tank strap that separates and allows the fuel tank to contact the ground may cause a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, install the reinforcement bracket, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 6, 2017.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S45.

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Ford recalls model year 2017 Fusions

Stowed luggage may move into the passenger compartment

Ford Motor Company is recalling 35 model year 2017 Ford Fusions manufactured September 27, 2016, to September 28, 2016.

The left rear seat backs pivot pins may have been improperly welded. During a crash, the improper welds may fail, allowing any stowed luggage to move into the passenger compartment, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left hand, second row seat back frame, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 9, 2017.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S43.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 35 model year 2017 Ford Fusions manufactured September 27, 2016, to September 28, 2016.The left rear seat backs pivot p...
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Ford recalls Escape Titanium and SE vehicles

The windows may close on an object such as a body part before the windows auto-reverse

Ford Motor Company is recalling 17,985 model year 2017 Ford Escape Titanium and SE vehicles manufactured October 5, 2015, to May 12, 2016.

The settings for the closing-force of the power-operated windows may allow the windows to close on an object -- such as a body part -- and injure it before the windows auto-reverse. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 118, "Power-Operated Window Systems."

What to do

Ford has notified owners, and dealers will update the power window operating system software, free of charge. The recall began on September 8, 2016.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16C12.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 17,985 model year 2017 Ford Escape Titanium and SE vehicles manufactured October 5, 2015, to May 12, 2016.The settings...
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Ford recalls Explorers and F-150s equipped with manual recline driver's seats

The seat back frame may have insufficient welds

Ford Motor Company is recalling 5,280 model year 2016 Ford Explorers and F-150s equipped with a manual recline driver's seat.

The seat back frame may have insufficient welds which may not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 202, "Head Restraints" and 207, "Seating Systems."

The seat back may not restrain the occupant adequately during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the seat back frame, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on August 15, 2016.

Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 16C11.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 5,280 model year 2016 Ford Explorers and F-150s equipped with a manual recline driver's seat. The seat back frame m...
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Ford recalls model year 2016 Lincoln MKX vehicles

The child seat tether anchors in the second row center seating position are blocked

Ford Motor Company is recalling five model year 2016 Lincoln MKX vehicles manufactured September 24, 2015.

An incorrect seat back trim cover was installed on the affected vehicles, blocking the child seat tether anchors in the second row center seating position. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 225, "Child restraint anchorage systems."

An improperly anchored child seat can increase the risk of injury in a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seat back trim cover and tether cover bezel on the second row, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 13, 2016.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16C09.

Ford Motor Company is recalling five model year 2016 Lincoln MKX vehicles manufactured September 24, 2015. An incorrect seat back trim cover was in...
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Ford recalls model year 2016 Fusions

The driver may not be adequately restrained in a crash

Ford Motor Company is recalling 39 model year 2016 Ford Fusions manufactured from March 10, 2016, through March 16, 2016Ford Motor Company.

The front driver seat track assembly's rear riser may have been improperly welded to the seat track rail, and as a result, the driver may not be adequately restrained in a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 207, "Seating Systems" and 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."

An improperly welded driver seat riser may fail to adequately restrain the driver during crash, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Ford quarantined the affected vehicles at dealerships prior to their sale. Dealers will replace the front driver seat track rail, free of charge.

The recall began on April 26, 2016. Ford's number for this recall is 16C05.

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Ford recalls F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 trucks

The inner sidewall of the trucks' tires may be damaged

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,288 model year 2016 Ford F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks manufactured April 5, 2016, to April 11, 2016.

The tires installed during assembly of the vehicles may have sustained damage to the inner sidewall, possibly resulting in a loss of air or a tire rupture.

A rapid loss of air or a tire rupture while the vehicle is being driven may cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tires for damage and replace them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2016.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S17.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,288 model year 2016 Ford F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks manufactured April 5, 2016, to April 11, 2016. The...
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Ford recalls model year 2014-2015 Ford Explorers

Improperly welded rear suspension toe links may fracture

Ford Motor Company is recalling 75,364 model year 2014-2015 Ford Explorers manufactured January 17, 2014 to May 31, 2014.

The recalled vehicles may have improperly welded rear suspension toe links that may fracture.

A fracture of the rear suspension toe link may result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replaced the rear suspension toe links, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2016.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S18.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 75,364 model year 2014-2015 Ford Explorers manufactured January 17, 2014 to May 31, 2014. The recalled vehicles may...
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Ford recalls F-150 trucks with Multi-Contour Seats

An adult in the front passenger seat may be misclassified as a child

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling 2,894 model year 2016 F-150 trucks manufactured April 27, 2015, to November 22, 2015, and equipped with Multi-Contour Seats (MCS).

The front passenger seat Occupant Classification System (OCS) that calibrates the air bag deployment level may incorrectly classify an adult as a child when the seat massage feature is activated.

If an adult is incorrectly classified as a child, the passenger front air bag will not deploy during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the Occupant Classification System Module (OCSM) with new software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 7, 2016.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S05.

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Ford recalls older Ranger vehicles with air bag inflator issue

Excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture

Ford Motor Company is recalling 361,692 model year 2004-2006 Ranger vehicles manufactured March 24, 2003, to May 4, 2006.

The driver's side front air bag inflator could rupture upon deployment.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's front air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 7, 2016.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S03.

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Ford recalls F-150 SuperCrew trucks

The seat belts may not properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,590 model year 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew trucks manufactured January 22, 2015, to March 17, 2015.

The vehicles may be equipped with driver or front passenger seat belt anchorage assemblies whose pretensioner cable was not properly crimped. As a result, the seat belts may not properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies" and 210, " Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."

An occupant not properly restrained is at an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver and/or front passenger side seat belt retractor(s) and pretensioner(s), free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 8, 2016.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C17.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,590 model year 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew trucks manufactured January 22, 2015, to March 17, 2015. The vehicles ma...
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Ford recalls Escapes and Focus STs

The vehicle could hesitate or the engine could stall

Ford Motor Company is recalling 9,017 model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured January 11, 2012, to April 1, 2013, and 2013-2014 Focus ST vehicles manufactured May 03, 2012, to October 14, 2013.

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).

The incorrect signals could cause the vehicle to hesitate or the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the current crimped splices with new splices, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 4, 2016.

Owners may contact Ford customer service 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S17-S1.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 9,017 model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured January 11, 2012, to April 1, 2013, and 2013-2014 Focus ST vehicles manu...
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Ford Fusions and Mercury Milans recalled

The fuel tank may crack and leak fuel

Ford Motor Company is recalling 411,205 model year 2010-2011 Ford Fusions manufactured July 21, 2008, to March 4, 2011, and 2010-2011 Mercury Milans manufactured July 23, 2008, to December 10, 2010.

The vehicles' fuel vapor canisters purge valves may not operate properly resulting in abnormal pressure changes in the fuel tank. The pressure changes may cause the tank to crack and leak fuel. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle powertrain control modules and inspect the vehicle for any diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) for this issue and perform a leak test on the Canister Purge Valve (CPV). The fuel tank will be inspected for cracks. The CPV and fuel tank will be replaced as necessary. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 11, 2016.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S34.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 411,205 model year 2010-2011 Ford Fusions manufactured July 21, 2008, to March 4, 2011, and 2010-2011 Mercury Milans manufa...
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Ford recalls Mustangs with seat belt issue

The front and rear seat belts and child seat tether anchors may be damaged

Ford Motor Company is recalling 1,900 model year 2016 Ford Mustangs manufactured September 26, 2015, to October 1, 2015.

The front and rear seat belts and child seat tether anchors may have been damaged in shipping from the supplier to the vehicle assembly plant and may not adequately restrain the occupant in a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard numbers 208, "Occupant Crash Protection," and 225, "Child restraint anchorage systems."

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If the restraint components do not function as intended, the occupants may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front and rear seat belt assemblies and the child seat tether anchors, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on December 14, 2015.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C13.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 1,900 model year 2016 Ford Mustangs manufactured September 26, 2015, to October 1, 2015. The front and rear seat be...
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Ford recalls F-150 trucks equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control

The vehicle may falsely detect an obstacle in its path and unexpectedly apply the brakes

Ford Motor Company is recalling 33,481 model year 2015 Ford F-150 trucks manufactured March 18, 2014, to August 6, 2015 and equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

While using the ACC, the vehicle may falsely detect an obstacle in its path and may unexpectedly apply the brakes. A vehicle that brakes unexpectedly increases the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the cruise control module with updated ACC radar software, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin October 19, 2015.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S29.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 33,481 model year 2015 Ford F-150 trucks manufactured March 18, 2014, to August 6, 2015 and equipped with Adaptive Cruise C...
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Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles recalled

The fuel tanks may crack in the event of a crash

Ford Motor Company is recalling 658 model year 2016 Ford Fusions manufactured September 3, 2015, to September 13, 2015, and 2016 Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured September 3, 2015, to September 12, 2015.

The recalled vehicles have a fuel tank that may have insufficient wall thickness. As a result, the fuel tanks may crack in the event of a crash and thus the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 301, "Fuel System Integrity."

A fuel tank that cracks may leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin October 19, 2015.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C11.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 658 model year 2016 Ford Fusions manufactured September 3, 2015, to September 13, 2015, and 2016 Lincoln MKZ vehicles manuf...
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Ford recalls Windstar minivans

The rear axle may fracture, affecting the vehicle handling

Ford Motor Company is recalling 283,413 model year 1998-2003 Windstars manufactured September 2, 1997, to July 3, 2003.

The recalled vehicles were previously remedied to safeguard against the rear axle cracking from corrosion, however, the remedy brackets may have been installed improperly. The incorrect bracket installations may limit the effectiveness of the service repair for the earlier recall.

If the brackets were not installed properly, the rear axle may fracture, affecting the vehicle handling and increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brackets to verify their proper installation. If a bracket is found to have been installed improperly, the rear axle will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin October 19, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S27.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 283,413 model year 1998-2003 Windstars manufactured September 2, 1997, to July 3, 2003. The recalled vehicles were previo...
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Lincoln MKT Town Cars recalled

The vehicles are missing a row of seating

Ford Motor Company is recalling 265 model year 2015 Lincoln MKT Town Cars equipped with the livery package manufactured February 4, 2015, to June 23, 2015.

The vehicles were intended to seat five passengers, but were delivered without the second row seating. Accordingly, the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110.

The vehicles also fail to comply with FMVSS No. 225, "Child Restraint Anchorages" since they were delivered without a tether anchorage at the front passenger seating position, and as is required for vehicles without a second row of seats.

The vehicles do not have the seats and restraints that they were intended to have. Unrestrained or improperly restrained occupants are at an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Dealers will inspect and install second row seating if it is missing. The recall began on July 28, 2015.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C08.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 265 model year 2015 Lincoln MKT Town Cars equipped with the livery package manufactured February 4, 2015, to June 23, 2015....
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Ford recalls vehicles with parking brake issue

The parking brake may not fully engage when applied

Ford Motor Company is recalling 7,165 model year 2015 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 23, 2015; Lincoln MKT vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 21, 2015; and 2015-2016 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 23, 2015.

The recalled vehicles have a parking brake that may not fully engage when applied. As such, they fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."

If the parking brake does not fully engage and the transmission is left in a gear other than 'Park' while on a slope, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will test the operation of the parking brake system, and if necessary, replace the parking brake control assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 31, 2015.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C07.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 7,165 model year 2015 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 23, 2015; Lincoln M...
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Ford recalls Focus, C-MAX and Escape vehicles

The engine may to continue to run with the ignition key in the “off” position

Ford Motor Company recalling approximately 433,000 model year 2015 Focus vehicles from June 17, 2014, through June 12, 2015; 2015 C-MAX vehicles built from April 22, 2014, through June 12, 2015; and 2015 Escape vehicles built from April 1, 2014, through June 12, 2015.

It could be possible for the engine to continue to run after turning the ignition key to the “off” position and removing the key, or after pressing the Engine Start/Stop button.

Ford says it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

Dealers will update the body control module software at no cost to the customer.

Ford Motor Company recalling approximately 433,000 model year 2015 Focus vehicles from June 17, 2014, through June 12, 2015; 2015 C-MAX vehicles built from...
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Ford recalls Escape and Transit Connect vehicles

Specific warning chimes, messages and warning lights may not function

Ford Motor Company is recalling 182,520 model year 2014-2015 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured May 19, 2014, to February 6, 2015, and Transit Connect vehicles manufactured May 13, 2014, to December 10, 2014.

Due to a software incompatibility issue, the instrument panel cluster be inoperative including a blank multiple functional display (MFD), and non-functional warning chimes, messages and warning lights.

If the instrument cluster is inoperative, the driver of may not be warned of safety related issues such as low tire pressures or disabled air bags, increasing the risk of personal injury or a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument panel software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 10, 2015.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C03.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 182,520 model year 2014-2015 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured May 19, 2014, to February 6, 2015, and Transit Connect vehic...
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Ford recalls Mustangs with possible fuel tank issue

Prolonged exposure to elevated underbody temperatures can cause degradation of the fuel tank

Ford Motor Company is recalling 19,095 model year 2015 Ford Mustangs manufactured February 14, 2014, to February 10, 2015, and equipped with 2.3L engines.

Prolonged exposure to elevated underbody temperatures can cause degradation of the fuel tank and/or fuel vapor lines, which may eventually result in a fuel leak. In addition, this condition could cause seals in the parking brake cable to degrade, potentially affecting parking brake function.

If the vehicle experiences a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source it can, increase the risk of a vehicle fire. Reduced parking brake function could potentially result in unexpected vehicle movement, which may increase the risk of injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank shield, add thermal patches to the fuel tank and parking brake cable, and add thermal wraps to the fuel vapor lines. The repairs will be performed at no charge. The recall is expected to begin July 6, 2015.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S19.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 19,095 model year 2015 Ford Mustangs manufactured February 14, 2014, to February 10, 2015, and equipped with 2.3L engines. ...
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Ford recalls more than 400,000 vehicles in North America

The recalled vehicles have steering or temperature issues

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 speeds. This could result in the increased risk of a crash.

Ford says it's aware of 4 minor accidents that might be related to this condition, but no injuries.

Dealers will perform one of 2 service fixes, depending upon whether certain diagnostic trouble codes are present in the vehicle. They will either update software for the power steering control module or replace the steering gear.

Mustang recall

Ford is also recalling 19,500 2015 Ford Mustang vehicles with a 2.3 liter engine.

Prolonged exposure to elevated underbody temperatures might cause degradation of the fuel tank and fuel vapor lines, which could eventually result in a fuel leak. In addition, prolonged exposure to elevated underbody temperatures might cause the parking brake cable seals to degrade, potentially affecting parking brake functions.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire. Impaired parking brake function could result in unexpected vehicle movement, which might increase the risk of injury.

Ford says it's not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires resulting from this condition.

Dealers will replace the current fuel tank shield with a shield with better insulating capability, install thermal patches on the fuel tank and parking brake cable, and install thermal wraps on the fuel vapor lines.

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 veh...
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Lincoln MKZs with daytime running lights recalled

The light output may exceed federal limits in some instances

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 owners, and dealers will update the lighting control software, free of charge. The recall began on May 8, 2015.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for the recall is 15C02.

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 ru...
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Ford F-150 trucks with steering issue recalled

The steering upper intermediate shaft was improperly riveted

Ford Motor Company is recalling 8,963 model year 2015 Ford F-150 trucks manufactured March 19, 2015, to March 30, 2015.

The affected vehicles may have been built with a steering upper intermediate shaft that was improperly riveted. If the intermediate shaft was improperly riveted, it could separate from the intermediate shaft flex coupling, resulting in a loss of steering control and increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the intermediate shaft and replace it, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2015.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S17.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 8,963 model year 2015 Ford F-150 trucks manufactured March 19, 2015, to March 30, 2015. The affected vehicles may have be...
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Ford F-150s recalled

The vehicles may have loose or missing underbody heat shields

Ford Motor Company is recalling 73 model year 2015 Ford F-150s manufactured January 30, 2015, to January 31, 2015.

The affected vehicles may have loose or missing underbody heat shields. A missing underbody heat shield can lead to degradation or melting of the fuel or vapor lines, increasing the risk of a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle for missing underbody heat shields and fasteners, and will install the missing components as required, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 11, 2015.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S12.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 73 model year 2015 Ford F-150s manufactured January 30, 2015, to January 31, 2015. The affected vehicles may have loose o...
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Ford, Lincoln vehicles with steering issue recalled

The electric power steering gear motor attachment bolts may be corroded

Ford Motor Company is recalling 487,301 model year 2013-2015 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured February 3, 2012, to March 20, 2015, and 2015 Ford Edge vehicles manufactured February 26, 2015, to February 28, 2015.

The vehicles were originally sold, or are currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

Snow or water containing road salt or other contaminants may corrode the electric power steering gear motor attachment bolts.

If the bolts corrode, the steering gear motor may detach from the gear housing resulting in a loss of power steering assist. Loss of power steering assist would require a higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will apply sealer and replace the steering gear motor bolts as required. If one or more of the steering gear motor attachment bolts are broken or missing, a new steering gear will be installed in the vehicle. These repairs will be performed free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin June 22, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S14.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 487,301 model year 2013-2015 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured February 3, 2012, to March 20, 2015, and 201...
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Ford recalls Ford Fiestas, Fusions, and Lincoln MKZs

The vehicles may have a broken door latch pawl spring tab

Ford Motor Company is recalling approximately 390,000 model year 2012-2014 Ford Fiestas, and 2013-2014 model year Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZs.

The door latch in the recalled vehicles may experience a broken pawl spring tab, which typically results in a condition where the door will not latch. If a customer is then able to latch the door, there is potential the door may unlatch while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the risk of injury.

Ford is aware of two reports of soreness resulting from an unlatched door bouncing back when the customer attempted to close it, and one accident report when an unlatched door swung open and struck an adjacent vehicle as the driver was pulling into a parking space.

Approximately 390,000 vehicles are located in North America, including 336,873 in the U.S. and federalized territories, 30,198 in Canada and 22,514 in Mexico.

Dealers will replace all four door latches at no cost to the customer.

Ford Motor Company is recalling approximately 390,000 model year 2012-2014 Ford Fiestas and 2013-2014 model years Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZs. The door...
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Ford recalls trucks with ambulance or fire engine prep packages

The engine management system could shut down the engine

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 cool down period may delay medical treatment or assistance to those needing it, increasing their risk of injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 11, 2015.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S09.

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 equ...
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Ford recalls Lincoln MKT limousines and hearses

The vacuum pump relay may overheat

Ford Motor Company is recalling 1,549 model year 2013-2015 Lincoln MKT vehicles with a limousine and hearse prep package, manufactured March 6, 2012, to March 10, 2015.

The vacuum pump relay may overheat due to an internal fault or contamination, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the vacuum pump relay with a new electro-mechanical relay, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 11, 2015.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S10.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 1,549 model year 2013-2015 Lincoln MKT vehicles with a limousine and hearse prep package, manufactured March 6, 2012, to M...
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Ford recalls Explorers with door handle issue

The interior door handle return spring may unseat

Ford Motor Company is recalling 194,484 model year 2011-2013 Explorers.

The interior door handle return spring may unseat, resulting in interior door handle that does not return to the fully stowed position after actuation. This could result in the door unlatching in the event of a side impact crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect all 4 of the interior door handles and either repair or replace them, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 11, 2015.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S11.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 194,484 model year 2011-2013 Explorers. The interior door handle return spring may unseat, resulting in interior door han...
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Ford recalls Lincoln MKCs

The engine may shut off inadvertently

Ford Motor Company is recalling 11,144 model year 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles manufactured August 20, 2013, to September 9, 2014.

The Push-to Start/Stop (PTS) button located at the bottom of the shift transmission controls may be pushed inadvertently, causing the engine to shut off.

If the PTS switch is pressed inadvertently, the vehicle may stop unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. In the event of a crash with the vehicle turned off, the air bags and seat belt restraints may not function as intended, increasing the risk of injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will relocate the PTS switch and reprogram the Powertrain Control Module (PCM), free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 23, 2015.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S29.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 11,144 model year 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles manufactured August 20, 2013, to September 9, 2014. The Push-to Start/Stop (P...
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Ford Escape and Lincoln MKC vehicles recalled

The fuel pump may fail

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 expected to begin February 23, 2015.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S30.

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 manuf...
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Mustangs with fuel line issue recalled

The fuel pressure sensor may not have been seated properly to the fuel jumper line

Ford Motor Company is recalling 712 model year 2015 Ford Mustangs manufactured September 25, 2014, to October 9, 2014.

The fuel pressure sensor may not have been seated properly to the fuel jumper line, which may cause a fuel leak. A partially seated fuel pressure sensor could cause a fuel odor or a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire in the presence of an ignition source.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel jumper line, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2014.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S27.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 712 model year 2015 Ford Mustangs manufactured September 25, 2014, to October 9, 2014. The fuel pressure sensor may not h...
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Ford issues regional recall for Ranger and GT vehicles

Excessive internal pressure may cause the air bag inflator to rupture

Ford Motor Company is conducting a regional recall for certain model year 2004-2005 Ford Ranger and 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity.

Vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam and American Samoa, as well as certain areas of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Georgia, are included.

Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflators in all affected vehicles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in the latter part of January 2015.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S28.

Ford Motor Company is conducting a regional recall for certain model year 2004-2005 Ford Ranger and 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles vehicles originally sold, or...
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Ford recalls F-150 with brake pedal issue

The brake pedal position switch may not be adjusted properly

Ford Motor Company is recalling 618 model year 2014 F-150 vehicles manufactured March 1, 2014, to March 13, 2014.

The brake pedal position switch man not be properly adjusted. As a result, the brake lights may illuminate with a delay or not at all. If the brake lights fail to illuminate, or illuminate after a delay, there is an increased risk of a crash.

Until the vehicle has been remedied, owners are advised not to use their cruise control system.

Ford has notified owners, and dealers will adjust the brake pedal position switch, free of charge. The recall began on November 24, 2014.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14C09.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 618 model year 2014 F-150 vehicles manufactured March 1, 2014, to March 13, 2014. The brake pedal position switch man not...
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Ford recalls Mustangs with seat belt issues

The passenger safety belt tension sensor may misclassify the size of the front passenger seat occupant

Ford Motor Company is recalling 50 model year 2015 Ford Mustang vehicles manufactured August 18, 2014, to October 2, 2014.

The passenger safety belt tension sensor in the recalled vehicles may misclassify the size of the front passenger seat occupant, causing a child-sized occupant to be classified as an adult and an adult passenger to be classified as a child.

If the tension sensor misclassifies the front passenger, improper passenger air bag deployment may occur, increasing the risk of occupant injury in the event of a vehicle crash.

Ford has notified owners, and dealers will replace the passenger safety belt buckle, free of charge. The recall was expected to began in October 2014.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14C08.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 50 model year 2015 Ford Mustang vehicles manufactured August 18, 2014, to October 2, 2014. The passenger safety belt tens...
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Ford recalls vehicles with steering issues

The problem could result in a loss of steering control

Ford Motor Company is recalling 36,888 model year 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria, 2005-2011 Mercury Grand Marquis vehicles manufactured March 23, 2004, to August 30, 2011, and 2005-2011 Lincoln Town Car vehicles manufactured March 8, 2004, to August 30, 2011, and on which the upper intermediate shaft was serviced during the course of safety recall 13V-385.

Improper servicing of the upper intermediate shaft could cause the shaft to separate, which can then result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify the owners of vehicles whose repair records reflect that the upper intermediate steering shaft was repaired during the course of a prior recall.

Dealers will inspect and replace the upper immediate shaft if necessary free of charge. If the steering column lower bearing has separated, a retainer clip will be installed. The recall began November 17, 2014.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S25.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 36,888 model year 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria, 2005-2011 Mercury Grand Marquis vehicles manufactured March 23, 2004, to A...
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Ford recalls F-150 and Flex vehicles

The vehicles have a reduced clearance between the seat frame and the seat track assembly

Ford Motor Company is recalling 113,418 model year 2014 Ford F-150 and Flex vehicles manufactured March 1, 2014, to May 31, 2014.

The vehicles were manufactured with a reduced clearance between the seat frame and the seat track assembly. This can cause the Occupant Classification System (OCS) to inaccurately register passenger weight and improperly suppress the passenger front airbag when the passenger seat is occupied by an adult passenger.

Improper suppression of the passenger airbag increases the risk of an injury to the seat occupant in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger airbag.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will widen the gap between the seat frame and seat track assembly and recalibrate the seat OCS, free of charge. The recall began November 25, 2014.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14C10.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 113,418 model year 2014 Ford F-150 and Flex vehicles manufactured March 1, 2014, to May 31, 2014. The vehicles were manuf...
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Ford recalls various Fusions

The key can be removed even if the transmission is not in Par

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 involving theft protection and rollaway prevention.

Ford says it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.

Dealers will reprogram the instrument cluster at no cost to the customer.

Ford is recalling approximately 65,000 2014-15 Fusions manufactured from July 27, 2013, to Oct. 31, 2014; 2015 Fusion Energi vehicles manufactured from Ju...
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Ford Flex and F-150 vehicles recalled

The passenger airbag may not deploy in certain frontal crashes

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 injury in certain frontal crashes.

Ford says it is unaware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.

Dealers will widen the gap between the manual seat frame and seat track assembly, then calibrate the seat occupant classification system at no cost to the customer.

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...
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Ford recalls F-150 trucks

The vehicles have a brake pedal position switch issue

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 control system off switch on the steering wheel will continue to disengage the system.

Ford says it is unaware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.

Dealers will remove and reinstall the brake pedal position switch at no cost to the customer.

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Ford recalls Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car vehicles

The vehicles' steering issue may have been improperly repaired in a previous recall

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.

Dealers will inspect and replace the upper intermediate steering shaft if necessary. They will also inspect the steering column lower bearing and install a bearing retainer kit if necessary.

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Ford recalls Mustangs

The safety belt buckle tension sensor could malfunction

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 a crash.

Ford says it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.

Dealers will replace the passenger safety belt buckle assembly at no cost to the customer.

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Ford recalls nearly 1 million vehicles with air bag issue

The air bags may not function as intended in the event of a crash

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 intended in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

The short circuit also may affect the function of other systems that use data from the restraints control module, including stability control. In these cases, the corresponding warning indicator lamps would also illuminate.

Ford says as of Sept. 24, 2014, it is aware of approximately 745,000 vehicles in the U.S. and federalized territories, approximately 83,000 in Canada and approximately 20,000 in Mexico.

The company says there are no reports of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.

Affected vehicles include:

  • 2013-2014 C-MAX vehicles built at Michigan Assembly Plant, Jan. 19, 2012, to Nov. 21, 2013;
  • 2013-2014 Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, Feb. 3, 2012, to Aug. 24, 2013;
  • 2013-2014 Escape vehicles built at Louisville Assembly Plant, Oct. 5, 2011, to Nov. 1, 2013; and
  • 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, April 25, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013.

Dealers will replace the restraints control module at no cost to the customer.

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Ford recalls Lincoln MKC vehicles

The windshield glass may have air bubbles

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 Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14C07.

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Escape and Focus vehicles recalled

The vehicles could hesitate or stall

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 cause the vehicle to hesitate or the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the current crimped splices with new splices, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 29, 2014.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S17.

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Ford recalls hybrid electric vehicles

The coolant pump for the hybrid system may fail

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 risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the original Motor Electronics Coolant (MEC) Pump with an improved brushless pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 27, 2014.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S19.

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Ford recalls Focus and C-Max vehicles

Steering gears may have been assembled incorrectly

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 September 8, 2014.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S18.

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 h...
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Ford recalls F-150 trucks

The Electronic Power Assist Steering may have a flaw leading to loss of control

Ford Motor Company is recalling 4,629 model year 2014 Ford F-150 trucks manufactured May 26, 2014, to June 19, 2014, and equipped with Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS).

The affected vehicles may have an incorrectly installed EPAS gear motor position sensor magnet that can lead to a total loss of steering control while driving.

A loss of steering control while driving increases the risk of a vehicle crash.

Owners are advised not to drive their vehicles until they have been remedied.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EPAS steering gear, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 7, 2014.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S09.

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Ford recalls Taurus vehicles

The license plate lamp assembly may experience a short circui

Ford Motor Company is recalling 183,425 model year 2010-2014 Taurus vehicles manufactured November 24, 2008, through February 28, 2014.

The vehicles were originally sold in or are currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

When used in areas that use road salt, the license plate lamp assembly may experience an electro-chemical reaction and corrosion as a result of water intrusion. This corrosion may result in a short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the license plate lamp assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 25, 2014.

The company Ford will also notify owners in non-corrosion states, and -- at the customer's request -- dealers will replace the license plate lamp assembly.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S08.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 183,425 model year 2010-2014 Taurus vehicles manufactured November 24, 2008, through February 28, 2014. The vehicles wer...
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Ford issues massive vehicle recall

More than 1 million problem vehicles are being pulled in

Steering, rust and floor mat problems are prompting Ford to recall 1.4 million SUVs and cars in North America, according to the website Manufacturing.net.

In an announcement made on Thursday, the automaker said it is recalling 915,000 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner small SUVs, which – according to the website -- have a problem with a torque sensor within the steering column. This could make the vehicles hard to control, increasing the risk of a crash..

Explorers recalled

In addition, Manufacturing.net says 196,000 Ford Explorer SUVs from the 2011 through 2013 model years are being recalled because an electrical problem in a steering gear can knock out power steering.

Dealers will either update software or replace the steering gear.

Additional recalls

That's not the end of it. The website says Ford is also calling back more than 196,600 model year 2010 through 2014 Taurus sedans. Rust around the license plate light can cause a short circuit and fire. The cars were sold in 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear roads of snow and ice.

Finally , the automaker is recalling some 82,500 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Lincoln Zephyr and Lincoln MKZ cars from the 2006 through 2011 model years. Floor mats interfere with the accelerator s pedal if not installed correctly. The mats will be replaced.

A Ford spokeswoman told Manufacturing.net that these recalls are just part of the company's normal recall process.

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Ford recalls vehicles with seatback problems

The back of the seats may become loose or lean while driving

Ford Motor Company is recalling 43,135 model year 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured August 15, 2012, through September 10, 2013; 2013-2014 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured June 5, 2012, through August 12, 2013; and 2013-2014 Ford C-Max vehicles manufactured from July 23, 2012, through May 28, 2013.

The driver and passenger seatback assemblies may have been produced with sub-standard weld joints used to attach the seat back recliner mechanism to the seat frame.

The back of the subject seats may become loose or lean while driving and potentially increase the risk of injury in certain crashes.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seatback, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin around May 19, 2014.

Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14C03.

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Feds drop inquiry into engine problems in Ford Escape, Fusion

The company has launched a "customer satisfaction" campaign to address the issue

Nearly 12,000 consumers took the trouble to complain to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and to Ford about sudden loss of engine power in late-model Ford Escape and Fusion vehicles.

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But after mulling the situation for more than a year, NHTSA has decided to close its inquiry and do nothing, even though "the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding that a safety-related defect does not exist," Automotive News reported. 

No recall, in other words.

Why? Well, NHTSA notes that Ford has started a "customer satisfaction campaign" to address problems with the engine throttle body in 2009-2013 Fusion and Escape models and their Mercury equivalents, the Mariner and Milan.

Customers who visit their dealers can have the powertrain control module software reprogrammed. They'll also get a warranty extension to 10 years or 150,000 miles.

In cars where the throttle body malfunctions, the car displays a wrench-shaped light in the instrument cluster and goes into "limp home mode," allowing the cars to be driven home or to a repair shop with engine speeds limited to 900 rpm.

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Ford recalls commercial vehicles with windshield problems

Some of the windshields may form bubbles

Ford Motor Company is recalling 4,532 model year 2011 Ford E-150, E-250, E-350, and E-450 vehicles built from May 12, 2011, through May 26, 2011.

Due to improper manufacturing conditions, some of the windshields may form bubbles after an extended time in hot temperatures. The presence of bubbles may hinder driver's visibility thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the windshield if bubbles are present, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, January 27, 2014.

Owners may contact the Ford customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall campaign number is 11C20.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 4,532 model year 2011 Ford E-150, E-250, E-350, and E-450 vehicles built from May 12, 2011, through May 26, 2011. Due to...
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Ford recalls Lincoln MKZ Hybrids

The transmission range sensor may not function properly

Ford Motor Company is recalling 7,153 model year 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid vehicles manufactured April 26, 2012, through September 24, 2013.

Due to a manufacturing error, the transmission range sensor may not function properly allowing the affected vehicles to be shifted out of the Park position without first applying the brake pedal. Without requiring the brake to be pressed, the vehicle may be unintentionally shifted out of Park, allowing it to roll which may result in a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with new software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2014.

Customers may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 13C09.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 7,153 model year 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid vehicles manufactured April 26, 2012, through September 24, 2013. Due to a ...
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Ford recalls the Escape for the seventh time

This time it's possible oil and fuel leaks that could start a fire

The Ford Escape is a popular and hot-selling little SUV but it's also spending a lot of time in dealers' service bays having recalls attended to. The latest recall affects about 140,000 of the 2013 Escape models. It deals with a problem in the 1.6-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinger engine that Ford says has caused 13 fires.

The company said that "localized overheating of the engine cylinder head" could cause cracks, which would allow oil to leak and ignite if it fell onto a hot surface. 

Ford has had its share -- and then some -- of fires caused by fluids dripping onto hot engines. In 2007, Ford recalled more than 10 million  cars, trucks and vans because of fires caused by leaks related to a faulty  cruise control switch. 

In yet another recall, about 9,500 2013 Escapes with the same engine are being recalled because repairs resulting from a previous recall may not have been done correctly. In that case, damaged fuel lines were used in some of the cars, creating the potential for fuel leaks.

The EcoBoost engine has had more than its share of problems and is the subject of at least one class action lawsuit that charges the engine tends to stall at highway speeds.

"It is very dangeorus driving on the freeway when you cannot get the truck to drive without shuddering and jerking anytime you give it gas," the owner of an F-150 truck equipped with an EcoBoost engine said in a complaint to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. "The dealer has been fixing whatever the code states. However, there is an underlying condition that is causing this to happen that needs to be addressed."

In February, Consumer Reports magazine singled out the EcoBoost in an article that found turbocharged engines often don't live up to their promise of enhanced mileage and improved performance.

The magazine's report cited the collection of 2013 Ford Fusions with EcoBoost engines as illustrating how turbos can fail to deliver.

The smaller engine – a 1.6-liter producing 173 hp – is a $795 option over the basic conventional 2.5-liter Four on Fusion SE models. But that car’s 0-60 mph acceleration time trails competitive family sedans, and it delivers just 25 mpg, placing it among the worst of the crop of recently-redesigned family sedans.

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Ford recalls Focus Electric vehicles

A powertrain control module software problem may result in a stall-like condition

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,456 year 2012-2014 Focus Electric vehicles manufactured September 15, 2011, through August 23, 2013.

In the affected vehicles, a powertrain control module software problem may result in a stall-like condition. An unexpected loss of power while driving increases the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the power control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by late November 2013.

Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall campaign number is 13S09.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,456 year 2012-2014 Focus Electric vehicles manufactured September 15, 2011, through August 23, 2013. In the affected ve...
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Ford recalls Focus Electric and C-Max vehicles

The 'open door' chime can malfunction

Ford Motor Company is recalling 23,000 model year 2012-2013 Focus Electric vehicles and 2013 C-Max vehicles equipped with the Intelligent Access Push Button Start System.

In the affected vehicles, there is no audible chime when the vehicle is operational and the driver's door is opened. Without an audible door chime, a vehicle owner may open the door and exit the vehicle without being reminded that the vehicle is still operational, leaving the vehicle susceptible to theft.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the door chime, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin at the end of October 2013.

Owners may contact the Ford customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall number is 13C07.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 23,000 model year 2012-2013 Focus Electric vehicles and 2013 C-Max vehicles equipped with the Intelligent Access Push Butto...
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Manning Equipment recalls Ford pickups

A tailpipe problem could allow heat buildup in the rear compartment

Manning Equipment Inc. LLC is recalling 37 model year 2012 Ford F-350, F-450 and F-550 gasoline engined dual rear wheel chassis vehicles manufactured October 2011 through June 2012.

The tailpipe on the exhaust system does not extend out beyond the edge of the body, allowing heat to build up in rear curbside storage compartment, which could result in fire.

Manning Equipment has notified owners, and dealers will install tailpipe extensions free of charge. The recall has already begun.

Owners may contact Manning Equipment at 1-502-426-5210.

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Ford recalls Crown Vics, Mercury Grand Marquis, and Lincoln Town Cars

Severe corrosion can seize the lower intermediate shaft

Ford is recalling 355,000 model year 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria (including Crown Victoria Police Interceptors), Mercury Grand Marquis, and Lincoln Town Car vehicles.

The affected vehicles are currently registered or were originally sold in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Severe corrosion can seize the lower intermediate shaft which may cause the upper intermediate shaft to collapse and the steering column lower bearing to separate. This could cause the vehicle to experience a loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners and dealers will replace the lower intermediate shaft, free of charge. The upper intermediate shaft and steering column lower bearing will be inspected to identify any damage that may have occurred as a result of lower intermediate shaft corrosion, and repaired or replaced as necessary. If the steering column lower bearing has separated, a retainer clip will be installed. The recall is expected to begin October 21, 2013.

Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall number is 13S08.

Owners located in non-corrosion states who have concerns regarding their steering will have a one-time option to have their vehicles inspected and, if necessary, repaired. Owners of these vehicles should contact Ford directly about these vehicles.  

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Ford recalls Focus BEVs and STs

The front side marker lamps may not function

Ford is recalling 6,308 model year 2012-2013 Focus BEV vehicles equipped with High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights, manufactured September 15, 2011, through May 6, 2013; and model year 2013 Focus ST vehicles equipped with High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights, manufactured February 16, 2012, through May 7, 2013.

Due to a wiring incompatibility, the front side marker lamps may not function. Without the proper illumination of the side maker lamps, the vehicle may be less visible in night time conditions, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will modify the headlamp assembly wiring, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in mid-August 2013.

Owners may contact the Ford customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall number is 13C04.

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Ford recalls vehicles with child safety lock problems

Deactivation of the safety lock could lead to an unintended opening of the door

Ford Motor Company is recalling 12,569 model year 2013 Ford Explorer, Taurus and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured November 29, 2012, through December 12, 2012.

In the affected vehicles, with sufficient door openings and closings, the child safety locks may change from an activated position to a deactivated position without notice. If the child lock is deactivated, the door could be unlocked and opened from the inside which could lead to personal injury to an unrestrained child.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will test the safety locks. If necessary, the locks will be replaced free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 5, 2013. Ford's recall number is 13S07.

Owners may contact the Ford customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 12,569 model year 2013 Ford Explorer, Taurus and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured November 29, 2012, through December 12, ...
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Ford recalls small number of 2013 Fusions

A steering problem increases the risk of a crash

Ford is recalling 20 model year 2013 Fusion vehicles manufactured April 19, 2013, through April 23, 2013.

The steering gears may be missing an internal retaining clip. If the clip is missing, components inside the steering gear may become dislodged inside the gear assembly. That could cause the loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in mid-June 2013. Ford's recall number is 13S06.

Owners may contact the Ford customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.

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Suit alleges defects in Ford's six-cylinder EcoBoost engine

Engine can stall at highway speeds, Ford owners say, echoing complaints filed with feds

Three Ford owners are suing Ford Motor Co., claiming the company's 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine is defective and can shake, misfire and lose power at highway speeds.

The suit charges that the defect can cause moisture to build up in the enginer's intercooler, which can cause the engine to run poorly under acceleration, when the moisture is sucked into the engine. In February, Consumer Reports magazine was highly critical of turbo-charged engines, including the EcoBoost, saying they often fail to return the acceleration and fuel economy. 

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division in Columbus, charges that Ford has known of the problem for some time because it has published several technical service bulletins about the problem, Automotive News reported.

Vehicles affected by the alleged defect include the popular F-150 pickup, the Ford Flex crossover, Taurus SHO and Lincoln MKT and MKS sedan from various model years. The engine was introduced in 2009  

Two of the plaintiffs in the suit say their 2010 Ford Taurus SHO lost power and stalled several times. Another plaintiff says his F-150 pickup lost power while accelerating.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received nearly 100 complaints about the engine, the lawsuit states.

NHTSA complaints

In one complaint filed with NHTSA in April, the owner of an F-150 pickup reported problems similar to those alleged in the lawsuit.

"I have a Ford 2011 FX4 EcoBoost," the consumer wrote in his NHTSA complaint. "Whole truck started shuddering as I was getting onto the freeway. Check engine light was flashing and vehicle had loss of power."

The dealer replaced the catalytic converter but the consumer said the same thing happened again on March 4, 2013, when the truck had about 30,000 miles on it. The dealer replace the ignition coil and spark plug. But the truck stalled again on April 27 with 34,000 miles on the odometer.

"It is very dangeorus driving on the freeway when you cannot get the truck to drive without shuddering and jerking anytime you give it gas," the F-150 owner said. "The dealer has been fixing whatever the code states. However, there is an underlying condition that is causing this to happen that needs to be addressed."

In another complaint, filed May 15,  the owner of a 2011 Taurus SHO described a similar problem. 

"I have the Taurus SHO with the EcoBoost engine. The vehicle occasionally shudders when accelerating. ... It will 'miss' and then 'catch' and accelerate when pressing the gas pedal," the Ford owner said. "I took the vehicle to the dealer in December 2012 and they claimed they could not replicate the issue. They indicated no awareness that this was a 'known issue' with the car."

NHTSA has not opened a defect investigation and Ford has not issued a recall. 

The lawsuit does not apply to vehicles with the three- and four-cylinder EcoBoost engines.

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Feds probe engine stalling problem in Ford SUVs, sedans

"Limp home mode" is just what its name implies

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it will investigate problems with stalling and surging engines in nearly 725,000 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner SUVs and Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans from the 2009 through 2011 model years.

The most commonly-cited problem is aptly called the "limp home mode." It's the condition in which the car suddenly drops to 20 mph and about 900 rpms.

The function is built into the engine control system. It's supposed to be triggered only by a serious engine problem and is meant to allow the driver time to maneuver to a safe place before stopping.

ConsumerAffairs has been hearing about this problem too. Randy of Jacksonville, Fla., posted a complaint in January about his 2010 Ford Escape Limited. 

"On January 23, 2013, the engine shut down on the highway while going 65 mph. Was is in the middle lane but was able to nurse it to the shoulder," he said. "Turned it off and restarted. Ran fine for another 20 minutes and the engine shut down again. Restarted and made it to the house. Don't tell me that there is nothing wrong Ford!"

Katherine of Ellwood City, Pa., had a similar experience in her Ford Escape.

"I was driving on the highway about 65 mph when suddenly it lost acceleration and went to 20 mph. I was on a bridge at the time with no shoulder and coasted to the end of the bridge to pull over. I could see the cars behind me fearing I would get hit," she said. "When the tow truck arrived he checked under the hood and started the car back up with no problem. I was able to get home. I am very worried now after reading hundreds of incidents of this same occurrence! This is unsafe and I am very upset."

NHTSA said it has recorded 1,500 complaints about the problem, with three crashes and one injury so far.

Besides stalling, NHTSA siad the affected vehicles may also surge unexpectedly as the rpms increase to prevent stalling during limp mode.

An earlier throttle problem in the Ford Escape has been fixed, Ford said. It is not thought to be related to the stalling problem.

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Ford Recalling Some Escapes

Ford Recalling Some Escapes

Ford is recalling certain 6,146 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured from October 5, 2011, through August 31, 2012, equipped with 1.6L engines. 

The cylinder head cup plug (freeze plug) may become dislodged resulting in significant loss of engine coolant. As leaking engine coolant evaporates on the hot engine, the glycol may ignite causing an engine compartment fire. 

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will seal the existing plug and add a secondary plug cover, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, September 10. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.

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Ford Recalls 11,000 2013 Escapes Because of Fire Danger

Tells customers not to drive the cars until they are fixed

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2013 model year Ford Escape vehicles equipped with the 1.6-liter engine built through July 11, 2012. Ford estimates that there have been approximately 11,500 of these vehicles produced and distributed for sale in North America, with most in the U.S. market.

Ford is recalling Escapes with the 1.6-liter engines to replace an engine compartment fuel line, which could split and leak fuel, potentially resulting in an underhood fire, although the company said no injuries have been reported.
The issue does not affect other 2013 Escape models and the condition does not present itself in vehicles when the engine is not running, unlike other Ford models from previous years that had a tendency to burst into flames while parked and unattended.   
Ford recalled more than 10 million vehicles, mostly light trucks, in 2006 and 2007 to fix a problem with the cruise control that was blamed for starting fires in parked vehicles.

Stop driving

Customers who already own 2013 Escape vehicles with the 1.6-liter engine are being advised to stop driving their vehicles and to immediately contact their dealers. Dealers will deliver a loaner vehicle to these customers and will transport their 2013 Escape to the dealership for the necessary repairs. The company is working to make parts available as quickly as possible and customers will keep the loaner vehicle at no charge until the repairs on their vehicle are completed, Ford said.
The company’s dealers will stop delivering or conducting demonstration drives of these vehicles so that proper steps can be taken to remedy the issue at the dealership first. 
"We have identified an issue and are taking quick actions in the best interest of our customers,” said Ray Nevi, assistant director, Ford Automotive Safety Office. “Our intensive investigation and testing has identified the area of concern and we are moving as quickly as possible to repair vehicles for our customers. In the meantime, it is extremely important that affected customers not ignore this recall and immediately contact their dealer."
The repairs are straightforward and should take dealers less than an hour to complete, pending parts availability. If affected customers quickly take action and contact their dealers as advised, all vehicles can be remedied in less than two weeks.
Customers may get further information about these and other recalls at www.fordowner.com or they may contact Ford's Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332.
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Ford Recalls Expedition, F150, Mustang and Lincoln Navigator Models

Back-up lights may not work properly

Ford is recalling about 10,500 Expedition, F150, Mustang and Lincoln Navigator vehicles from various model years. The company said the transmission may not go into reverse or, in some cases, the back-up lights on the rear of the vehicle may not illuminate when it is shifted into reverse. 

Ford will notify owners and dealers will inspect and replace the transmission range sensor as needed. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
     FORD / EXPEDITION2012
     FORD / F-1502011
     FORD / F1502012
     FORD / MUSTANG2012-2013
     LINCOLN / NAVIGATOR2012
Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANYMfr's Report Date: APR 30, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V190000NHTSA Action Number:N/A
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Ford Recalls 19998-2003 Windstars in Virginia

Corrosion can weaken the rear axle

Nearly two years after it recalled more than half a million 1998-2003 Windstar vans sold in 21 states and the District of Columbia, Ford is recalling 27,000 of the vehicles that were sold or are currently registered in Virginia.

The problem is that corrosion from salt and other chemicals used to melt ice and snow from winter roads can cause the rear axlw to corrode and possibly fracture.

Although the District of Columbia and Virginia are adjacent to each other -- and, in fact, what is now Arlington County, Va., was part of D.C. prior to the Civil War -- regulators apparently assumed that snow and ice stopped at the Potomac River's edge when they mounted the larger recall in August 2010.

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
     FORD / WINDSTAR1998-2003
Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANYMfr's Report Date: APR 30, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V193000NHTSA Action Number:N/A

Ford will notify owners of the vehicles, which are no longer in production, and install rear axle reinforcement brackets, or replace the axles if necessary. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.

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Ford Fusion's Auto Stop-Start Saves Gas, Lends a Green Hue

Ford pushes technology to generate near-hybrid results at much lower cost

As prices for regular unleaded gasoline stay stuck around $4.00, Ford wants its customers (and other shoppers) to know that they can get additional fuel savings with an “auto stop-start system” for the company’s conventional 2013 Ford Fusion for just a few hundred dollars.

In a way, the technology behind this new feature is relatively simple. The auto stop-start system simply turns the engine off automatically when the vehicle comes to a stop, then switches it back on when the driver wants to go. Doing this, says Ford, can save owners upwards of $1000 in fuel costs over five years by improving overall mpg by about 3%, or more for those who regularly sit in heavy traffic.

Ford isn’t the only auto maker unrolling this feature. Yesterday, we covered a similar system available for some Mazda cars, and there’s a lot of buzz lately about how this feature is being added to truck lines, including Chrysler’s Dodge Ram product. However, while this fuel-saving gear can cost over a thousand dollars on some models, Ford is pushing auto start-stop at an affordable price, as part of a strategy to brand its vehicles green.

The auto stop-start system, which is available as an added feature for $295.00, is part of an attractive fuel-efficiency package for the new Fusion, which comes in three “green” varieties:

  • the "regular" gas-engine Fusion, 
  • a Fusion Hybrid, and 
  • a Fusion Energi plug-in model. 

Ford calls this “MPG to the Power of 3,” a careful strategy to blend choice in auto innovations which fuel-efficient options across the board. The non-electric Fusion design, billed as “Great Haste, Less Filling” in Ford promos, starts with a four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, a newly designed block that Ford is putting into a major portion of its lineup to entice customers who want to burn less fossil fuels without driving a hybrid. The Fusion’s standard 1.6 liter EcoBoost delivers 179 hp with an estimated 26 mpg in city and 37 mpg on the highway. Other engines in less expensive models will get slightly lower miles per gallon. A new six-speed transmission will also add fuel economy by more finely matching the most efficient gear at any speed.

“What we’re seeing today,” says Ford CEO Alan Mulally of the new Fusion, “is the result of continuous improvement over all these years, in vehicle design, in materials, in integrated electronics…the new Fusion represents Ford today, and it also represents where Ford is going in the future.”

The new face for this car comes after Ford has recalled many thousands of Fusion cars from the 2010 and 2011 model years because of possibly faulty wheel studs. There's also a new issue with the MyFord Touch in-dash systems put into various Ford vehicles, which may affect some late-model Fusion cars.

While we’ve been alerting auto buyers and owners to these issues, we’ve also been noting the new developments of more efficient Fusions in months past, where the new hybrid and electric systems are renovating the company’s product line to rival the “greening” of big Japanese auto makers in the North American market. For today’s shopper, getting a more fuel-efficient car and buying American don’t have to be mutually exclusive goals – with these upgrades to recent model years, Ford is dedicated to staying competitive in helping U.S. drivers spend less on a valuable commodity, lessen overall foreign oil dependence, and promote a cleaner future.

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Ford Sends USB Fixes to Car and SUV Owners

Ford owners will get a flash drive with data to repair malfunctioning touch-screen systems

For drivers who never thought fixing a car would mean debugging software code, recent news from Ford might be a bit of a wake-up call.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports that Ford is issuing owners of Explorer, Edge, Focus and Lincoln vehicles a USB flash drive meant to solve issues with some of the computerized on-board systems that have been giving drivers problems.

Many of these fixes are for Ford’s MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch touch-screen systems meant to control audio, navigation and other features. Drivers are reporting serious malfunctions of these features, including blank screens, errors in calculating mpg, and other big glitches.

But Ford is also looking at fixing the new PowerShift transmission on some of its Fiesta models and other vehicles; a New York Times report from late last year shows drivers are also experiencing problems with improper shifting.

Harsh criticism

Meanwhile, both Consumer Reports and J.D. Power and Associates have slammed Ford in recent reports, citing the infotainment and transmission issues. Both of these top consumer rating venues dropped Ford more than a few slots in the most current review of auto makers, mentioning these high-tech errors.

For its part, Consumer Reports has been reviewing the Ford touch-screen for months. A video from the site shows auto engineer Tom Mutchler pointing out some of the inherent problems with these systems early in the game. Among them: the buttons on the touch screen are small, and there are a lot of them. Using them while driving is difficult, even if everything is working smoothly. And if you’re wearing gloves, changing settings this way can be an exercise in frustration.

To be fair, there are alternatives for controlling items like the cabin temperature and audio settings, including other dashboard controls, steering wheel mounted controls and even Ford’s voice-recognition SYNC system. However, Ford is taking the criticism of its touch-screen design seriously and promising to both work out bugs and increase the size of future touch controls.

The Bloomberg report and other coverage reveals that Ford owners can use the USB drive themselves to update the technology, or less tech-savvy drivers can take the drive to a dealership for new software installation.

This kind of nuts-and-bolts administration of a car repair based solely on software programming represents part of a quick and extensive sea change in automotive technology.

For many years now, vehicles have had computerized diagnostic systems for engines, but we’re just starting to see other parts of a car move from being manual to being controlled by software (think Toyota’s "computerized throttle" and its role in the massive recalls of the past few years). Ford’s efforts to re-invent its touch-screens are a preview to a time when more of your auto repairs will get delivered in the mail, or even by email.

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Last Ford Ranger Rolls Off the Line Next Week

Compact pickup truck loses out to brawnier siblings

Say good-bye to the Ford Ranger.  The last of Ford's small pickups rolls off the assembly line sometime next week.  When it does, Ford's Twin Cities plant in St. Paul, Minn., will close, taking some 800 jobs with it.

What happened to the mid-sized Ranger?  

Auto industry analysts say that over the last few years, Ford put more of its money into the full-sized F-150, offering more and bigger rebates and upgrading the bigger truck's styling and fuel economy.

Basically, we're told, Ford did such a good job with the F-150 that it put the Ranger out of business, as truck buyers discovered they could get a full-sized for about the same price as the little Ranger.

Bad habits

Of course, it didn't help that the Ranger shared many of the problems of its bigger sibling.  Like the F-150, the Ranger had a nasty habit of catching fire.

"I bought a 2001 Ford F-150," said Doug of Royal Palm Beach, Fla. "On July 28, 2011, I parked it at the golf course. On the 9th hole tee box, a ranger came up and asked if I owned a F-150. I said yes. He said 'It's on fire.' It had been parked under a tree for nearly 2 hours. The fire department Captain said it was an engine fire that started on the driver's side."

Some owners, like Carlos of El Sobrante, Calif., complained about erratic handling.

"Truck hydroplaned at around 25 mph from the back. This caused it to spin, losing control, and go off the freeway, rolling sideways down a hill next to the freeway. The truck is a loss. The driver suffered injuries," Carlos told ConsumerAffairs.com.  "There is something very wrong about this truck model. It demonstrated instability at 20-25 mph on the curves, and on one occasion, after starting it uphill, even on dry road."

Bug truck

The last Ranger reportedly will go to Orkin, the pest control company, whose fleet includes many Rangers.  Orkin is probably a typical small-pickup user.  It doesn't haul big loads and needs the maneuverability and ease of operation offered by a smaller truck.

Besides being good light-duty work trucks, Rangers were also popular with consumers who used them to commute to work as well as for weekend handyman and lawn-care chores and for the occasional hunting or fishing trip.  Those who needed a heavy-duty work truck opted for the F-150 or similar models from Chevrolet, Dodge and Toyota.

The energy crisis of the late 1970s built demand for lighter, smaller trucks that didn't guzzle as much gas and the Ranger at one time commanded a healthy share of the market but sales fell off rapidly in the late 1990s and early 2000s, prompting Ford to close its Edison, N.J., plant in 2004.  

Today, the St. Paul plant is producing only 500 or so Rangers per day and by the end of the year, the plant's 86-year run will be over.  It's an economic blow to those who worked there and also to Minnesota, which has lost 100,000 of its 400,000 manufacturing jobs in recent years.

No doubt there's a market for baristas and Walmart greeters, but for semi-skilled workers in the Twin Cities, the Ford plant closing does little to brighten spirits as 2012 dawns.

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Ford Misrepresented Its SYNC Navigation System, Suit Claims

Chicago lawyer wanted voice-activated option but didn't get it

A Chicago-area lawyer says Ford exaggerated and misrepresented the features in its factory-installed SYNC navigation system, which can't be upgraded to get the advertised features.

Steven Rouse, who has filed a class-action lawsuit against Ford in Cook County Court, says he started shopping for a new car in 2010 and wanted a high-end, voice-activated navigation system. He considered General Motors cars with the OnStar system and Ford cars with the SYNC system.

Rouse said he test-drove a 2010 Ford Edge SEL equipped with the SYNC system, and he said he also reviewed a Ford brochure and its website. Both stated that 2010 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury models equipped with SYNC can be updated to include the “Traffic, Directions and Information” (TDI) feature, which provides audible turn-by-turn directions.

The brochure also described the SYNC system as including “sophisticated speech-recognition software.”

Rouse wanted the voice-activated system so that he and his wife would be better able to safely transport their children to weekend sporting events and other activities.

Sounds of silence

After reviewing the material, Rouse bought a 2010 Lincoln MKT for $55,354. But when he went to the Ford website to register his new vehicle, he learned that the SYNC system in his car and all other 2010 Lincoln MKTs did not include the TDI package and thus would not provide audible turn-by-turn directions.

Rouse called his dealer and Ford's customer service department. Both told him that not only did his car not have the TDI feature but it was not available for that model and could not be installed.

Rouse's suit claims that since he bought his car, the Ford website has changed the language describing the SYNC feature to read: “... the traffic directions and information feature is not available on the Lincoln MKT or on vehicles with the optional navigation system.”

Rouse sent a letter to Ford but said he did not receive a satisfactory response.

The suit accuses Ford of violating the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act, breach of warranty, fraud, unjust enrichment It seeks to represent all consumers who purchased a similar Ford model based on Ford's representations.

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Ford Recalls 2009-2010 F-150

Door handle spring can fail, causing the door to open

Ford is recalling about 281,000 F-150 pickup trucks from the 2009 and 2010 model years. The company said the interior door handle spring may fracture, causing the handle to fail to return to the fully stowed position.

In a side impact crash, the door latch could open.

Owners will be notified and instructed to take their vehicles to a Ford or Lincoln dealer if any interior door handle is loose. Dealers will fix the problem free of charge when the recall begins in mid-February.

Owners may contact Ford about Recall No. 11S15 at 1-866-436-7332.

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Ford Re-Issues Recall For Fire-Prone Vehicles

8.4 million fire-prone Fords are still on the road, even after repeated recalls

For years, Ford and federal safety regulators were criticized for moving too slowly to recognize and remedy a fire-safety risk on millions of Ford vehicles.

Now it's Ford owners who are the target of a recall reprise. Federal regulators say that an estimated 8.4 million Ford vehicles that can possibly catch fire remain on the road because of lack of owner action even after the largest U.S. safety recall ever

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urged owners of the 14 million vehicles recalled between 1999 and 2009 for leaky cruise-control switches to take their unrepaired vehicles in to dealers. The switches on those vehicles may leak into the antilock brake system, dripping onto hot engine components and causing a fire, even hours after the vehicle has been shut off and parked.

Among the models that have been recalled over the years are 1992-2003 E series, 1993-2003 F series, 1995-2003 Windstars, 1995-2002 Explorers and 1995-2003 Rangers.

"If not repaired, the vehicles can catch fire, even if they are turned off, parked and unattended," NHTSA's statement said. The agency said that about 60 percent of the 14 million recalled vehicles -- or 8.4 million - have not been brought in for repair by owners.

For years, ConsumerAffairs.com has been receiving reports of Ford vehicles burning to the ground, often while unoccupied.  In a real-life version of the iconic firehouse fire, we have several reports of firemen complaining that their Ford trucks burned to the ground while parked outside the firehouse.

More routine are complaints such as this from Craig of Lake Zurich, Ill.:

"On the way to work one morning, heard a loud noise, sounded like the muffler fell off. Looked out the rear view mirror and there was a line of fire coming towards my truck. Threw the truck in park and opened the door to get out. The flames were already coming up from the bottom of the truck. Jumped over them and ran for safety. The truck burned to the ground."

Then there was Charlie of Elbertom, Ga.:

"My 2001 Ford Supercab pickup caught fire and burned 2 nights ago. The truck had been parked for over 10 hours. It also burned a car parked next to it, the parking garage and melted the vinyl siding on my house. Loss of all vehicles, 2001 Ford Supercab F150 and a 96 Toyota Corolla. Plus the damage to my house and garage."

Both vehicles likely were among the millions recalled, but owners -- especially those who bought the cars and trucks second- or third-hand -- may not have received or responded to the recall  notices.

Today's statement singled out used-car owners who may not know whether the vehicles they bought had ever been returned to dealers for needed repairs. It also urged owners "to watch for potential warning signs of an imminent fire."

Those signs include a cruise-control system or brake lights that stop working, low brake fluid and the illumination of brake warning lights on the dashboard.

Ford has notified owners about the recalls a number of times, company spokesman Wesley Sherwood said. The repair rate for the Ford models has been "likely lower than typical" because of their age, he added.

A Ford owner can check whether a vehicle has been recalled and repaired by entering the vehicle identification number (VIN) on the following site: www.myford.com.

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Ford Settles Case Alleging Wrongful Death of Former Met

Second settlement this year where plaintiff alleged defective seat belt


Ford has settled a wrongful death suit brought by the family of an up-and-coming baseball player who was killed when his Ford Explorer rolled over in 2001.

The settlement, terms of which were not disclosed, followed a stunning $131 million jury verdict for the plaintiffs -- the ninth largest verdict against a car manufacturer in U.S. history. The settlement, observers say, was likely an attempt by Ford to avoid an additional award of punitive damages, which could have increased the company's liability by tens of millions of additional dollars.

The suit was brought by the family of Brian Cole, a New York Met drafted in 1998. On March 31, 2001, Cole was en route from Mets training camp in Florida to his home in Mississippi when his Explorer rolled over, ejecting him from the car and killing him. His 17-year-old cousin Ryan walked away from the accident.

Tab Turner, the Cole family's attorney, said that Brian was wearing his seat belt, but that it malfunctioned when the car rolled over.

Long-running problem

The case was a fresh reminder of the Explorer's nearly decade-old travails. Beginning in 2000, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into the vehicle's unusually high incidence of fatalities -- over 100 people had died in accidents involving Explorers -- and was initially unsure whether the problem lay with the vehicles themselves or the Firestone tires with which they were equipped.

Firestone eventually got the lion's share of the blame; 3.85 million Firestone tires were recalled, and in 2002 NHTSA declined to open an investigation into the Explorer itself.

Since then, Ford and Firestone have faced hundreds of lawsuits resulting from accidents attributed to the Explorer's design and/or the tendency of the tread on certain Firestone models to separate.

Turner, who has specialized in Explorer rollover cases for ten years, said the jury "put zero percent of the fault on Brian Cole and 100 percent of the fault on Ford Motor Co. for a defective and unreasonably dangerous vehicle."

Ford denies liability

Despite the settlement, Ford remains adamant that the accident was a result of Cole's reckless driving, and continues to insist that he wasn't wearing his seat belt.

Ford spokeswoman Marcey Evans accused the court of denying Ford "a fair trial by excluding evidence that the jury should have heard and considered about Brian's driving and the speculative nature of plaintiffs' claims."

"Brian Cole had been driving over 80 mph when he drifted off road for unknown reasons, suddenly turned his steering wheel 295 degrees, lost control, and caused the vehicle to roll over more than three times," Evans said. "He was not wearing his safety belt and died after being ejected from the vehicle. His passenger, who was properly belted, walked away from the accident."

Earlier settlement

Interestingly, though, in January Ford settled another lawsuit alleging failure of an Explorer seatbelt during a crash. In that case, plaintiff Lynn Wheeler was riding in the center rear seat of an Explorer when the car was rear-ended, allegedly causing the latch to malfunction. The seat collapsed on top of Wheeler, who was thrown into the center console and paralyzed from the neck down.

Wheeler's attorneys said Ford knew the center rear lap belt was defective, but put off fixing it in the interest of saving money. That case, too, was settled after the jury handed down a verdict but before it decided on possible punitive damages.

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