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.