Ford Recalls 591K Vehicles


Ford has announced four new recalls which cumulatively affect about 591,000 vehicles. 

The largest of the recalls, which is calling back the 2013-2015 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ and 2015 Ford Edge, affects about 520,000 vehicles alone. The issue lies with steering gear motor attachment bolts that can fracture, causing the vehicle to lose power steering. Only vehicles sold in corrosion states* are affected by this recall. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries as a result. Dealers will replace the attachment bolts free of charge.

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The next largest recall, which affects the 2014 Ford Focus, Edge, Escape, Transit Connect and 2014-15 Ford Fiesta, is calling back about 50,000 vehicles. The nickel plating on the fuel pump can cause the pump to seize, leading to a stall or the engine being unable to start. Ford says there is one allegation of an accident that is related to this problem. Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module for free on the affected vehicles.

Next up is a recall for 100 brand new 2015 Ford F-150s. These trucks have a heat shield that may have been improperly installed, leading to increased risk of a fire. Ford is not aware of any related incidents and will install the missing heat shield fasteners as needed.

Finally, about 22,600 Lincoln MKZ sedans from the 2015 model year are being recalled for park lamps that are brighter than regulations allow, which may affect the vision of other drivers. Ford isn’t aware of any related incidents and will update the body control module software to fix the issue, free of charge.

* Corrosion states include Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Also included are the Canadian corrosion provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Customers located in non-corrosion states or provinces will be covered by extended warranty if they experience similar concerns.

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