Ford Motor Co. Issues Safety Recalls for Several Ford & Lincoln Vehicles

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Ford Motor Company issued two safety recalls and one safety compliance recall in North America, for selected 2013 through 2015 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKT, Lincoln MKS and Police Interceptor sedans equipped with the 3.5 liter EcoBoost motor only.

Traditional recall protocol will be followed to notify the owners of affected vehicles, and they will be instructed to schedule visits to their nearest authorized Ford retailer. Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pump control module as needed at no cost to the customer.

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.

2015-16 Ford Transit

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Ford also issued 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.

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.

Affected vehicles include 2015-16 Ford Transit with the 3.2-liter diesel-equipped motor 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.

2017 Ford Escape

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Lastly, Ford issued 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.

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

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.

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Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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