TOTAL RECALL Ford Issues Recall on Some Interesting Vehicles

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Recalls seem to be an almost everyday occurrence from automobile manufacturers. It’s difficult for a manufacturer to test for every driving event, so sometimes bugs aren’t found until the cars are in customers hands.

Ford recently discovered a few issues with some of their vehicles and issued an associated recall. But unlike some recalls, the vehicles affected are a bit interesting.

Ford issues safety recall for certain 2011-2013 Ford Explorer and Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles for interior door handle issue

Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 213,000 2011-2013 Ford Explorer and Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles in North America (actual 212,911) for an issue with the spring that controls the interior door handles. If the spring is unseated, the door may become unlatched in a side-impact crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Since the Police Interceptor Utility is basically an Explorer, it makes sense that they’d share similar components. Now is where it gets a little weird, but still equally important.

Ford issues safety recall for certain 2013-2015 Lincoln MKT limo and hearse vehicles in North America for vacuum pump relay issue

Ford is issuing a safety recall for 1,725 2013-2015 Lincoln MKT limo and hearse vehicles in North America for an issue with the vacuum pump relay that could result in an underhood fire.

It appears normal MKT drivers will be unaffected, but if your local mortician doesn’t get this fixed, your “last ride” might be a fiery one.

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Ford issues safety recall for certain 2011-2013 Ford F-Series Super Duty ambulance vehicles and 2014-2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty ambulance and emergency vehicles with 6.7-liter diesel engines in North America for exhaust gas temperature sensor issue

Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 6,500 2011-2013 Ford F-Series Super Duty ambulance vehicles and 2014-2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty ambulance and emergency vehicles equipped with 6.7-liter diesel engines in North America (actual 6,472). The exhaust gas temperature sensors may not function properly, causing the vehicle to incorrectly identify a high temperature condition.

I’ll let you come up with your own bad jokes for this one.

But in all seriousness, these are important recalls that you should get fixed if you own one of the affected vehicles. You can find Ford’s official statement on the recalls here. No injuries have been reported in any of these recalls, but two of the MKTs have apparently caught fire.

What do you think of these recalls? Let us know in the forums!

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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