Ford Motor (F) Issues Two Safety Recalls, One Compliance Recall

August 24, 2016 8:35 AM EDT

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Ford Motor (NYSE: F) is issuing two safety recalls and one safety compliance recall in North America. Details are as follows:

Ford issues safety recall for certain 2013-15 Ford and Lincoln vehicles to replace fuel pump control modules

Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 86,000 2013-15 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT vehicles with 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct injection engines, as well as Ford Police Interceptor sedans to replace fuel pump control modules.

In the affected vehicles, the fuel pump control module could fail, which may cause an engine to not start or stall. In some cases, the engine could stall without warning while driving and without the ability to restart, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

Affected vehicles include:

  • 2013-15 Ford Taurus with 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct injection engine built at Chicago Assembly Plant, Aug. 25, 2011 to May 31, 2015

  • 2013-15 Ford Flex with 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct injection engine built at Oakville Assembly, Sept. 12, 2011 to May 29, 2015

  • 2013-15 Lincoln MKS with 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct injection engine built at Chicago Assembly Plant, Aug. 31, 2011 to May 31, 2015

  • 2013-15 Lincoln MKT with 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct injection engine built at Oakville Assembly, Sept. 12, 2011 to May 29, 2015

  • 2013-15 Ford Police Interceptor sedan, all engines, built at Chicago Assembly, Sept. 8, 2011 to May 31, 2015

There are approximately 88,151 vehicles affected, including 77,502 in the United States and federalized territories, 7,353 in Canada and 1,083 in Mexico.

Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pump control module as needed at no cost to the customer.

Ford issues safety recall for certain 2015-16 Ford Transit vehicles to replace fuel injection pumps

Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 2,500 2015-16 Ford Transit 3.2-liter diesel-equipped vehicles to replace fuel injection pumps. In the affected vehicles, the fuel injection pump could malfunction, which may cause the engine to not start or stall without warning while driving and without the ability to restart, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

Affected vehicles include 2015-16 Ford Transit 3.2-liter diesel-equipped vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, July 15, 2015 to April 14, 2016. There are approximately 2,472 vehicles affected, including 2,013 in the United States and federalized territories, and 457 in Canada.

Dealers will inspect the fuel system for metallic contamination. If no metallic contamination is present, dealers will replace the fuel injection pump and associated parts. If metallic contamination is present, dealers will replace the fuel injection pump, fuel injectors and fuel filter, and will clean and flush the fuel system at no cost to the customer.

Ford issues safety compliance recall for certain 2017 Ford Escape vehicles to update power window software

Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 23,000 2017 Ford Escape vehicles to update power window software. In the affected vehicles, the power window system configuration may exceed the regulatory requirement for remote actuation closing force, increasing the risk of injury.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

Affected vehicles include certain 2017 Ford Escape vehicles built at Louisville Assembly Plant, Oct. 5, 2015 to May 12, 2016. There are approximately 23,150 vehicles affected, including 17,985 in the United States and federalized territories, and 5,157 in Canada.

Dealers will update the power window system software at no cost to the customer.



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