Ford Recalls 131K Vehicles for Fire Risk, Other Issues

Ford Recalls 131K Vehicles for Fire Risk, Other Issues

Ford is planning three recalls that affect nearly 131,000 vehicles.

The first recall affects 128,823 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers from the 2009-2010 model years. According to the American automaker, the affected vehicles were in the U.S. and Canada and have an issue with possible corrosion under the reinforcement brackets where the fuel tank is mounted.

If left unchecked, the rust can lead to a check engine light, fuel odor or fuel leak, possibly resulting in a fire. The recall will cover vehicles sold or registered in “corrosion states and provinces” only, meaning areas that use salt to clear snow or ice on roadways. Breaking down the recall, 110,636 of the affected vehicles are in the U.S. while the remaining 18,187 are in Canada.

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The second recall affects 1,906 Ford Mustangs from the 2016 model year due to occupant restraint parts that could have been damaged during shipping. If those parts are damaged, they might not adhere to federal child restraint anchor system standards, Ford said. Five of the affected Mustangs are in Mexico and one is in Canada with the remaining 1,900 in the U.S.

Lastly, Ford is recalling the E-series cutaway and chassis cab vehicles from the 2016 model year. A total of 72 units are affected with a possible trailer brake controller glitch that can result in an “extended braking distance.”

Ford is not aware of any fires, accidents or injuries related to any of the defects and will make necessary repairs at no cost.

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