Ford Recalls 97K Vehicles in the US Over Faulty Fuel Pumps and Windows
Ford has issued two safety recalls and one safety compliance recall actions affecting a total of 111,500 vehicles in North America, 97,500 of which are in the U.S.
The largest of the safety recall campaigns affects 86,000 vehicles total including the 2013-2015 Ford Taurus, Flex, Police Interceptor and the Lincoln MKT and MKS. About 77,502 of the recalled vehicles are in the U.S., and only vehicles with the 3.5-liter turbocharged engine are affected.
In these vehicles, the fuel pump control module can fail, causing the engine to not start or to stall while running without warning. Ford says that it is not aware of any accidents or injuries that have occurred as a result of this. To fix this problem dealers will inspect the fuel pump control module and replace it is needed.
The second safety recall campaign affects just 2,500 Ford Transit vans equipped with the 3.2-liter diesel engine. In these models, which are from the 2015 and 2016 model year, the fuel injection pump can malfunction, causing the engine to stall without warning or not start.
Ford once again says that it doesn’t know of any accidents that occurred as a result of this. Dealers will start the recall by inspecting the fuel system for metallic contamination. If metallic contamination isn’t found, the fuel injection pump and associated parts will be changed, while if metallic contamination is found, the fuel injection pump, fuel injectors and fuel filter will be changed, along with a full flush of the fuel system.
Finally, Ford has issued a safety compliance recall on about 27,000 Ford Escapes to update the power window software. In the affected vehicles, which are all from the 2017 model year, the windows may exceed the regulatory requirement for remote actuation closing force. To fix this issue, a software update will be performed.
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