PhotoFord 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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