Ford Issues Recalls for Select F-Series, Expedition & Other Models
Three recalls affect six Ford trucks/SUVs and about 9,000 vehicles in North America.
According to Automotive World, Ford Motor Company has announced three new recalls that effectively impact six different trucks and SUVs. One recall affects the F-150, Expedition and Navigator, one affects the F-650 and F-750 and one recall expansion affects the Ford Edge – although the Edge recall affects a total of 27 vehicles across three different models, so the actual impact is very minimal.
EcoBoost Fuel Pump Recall
The first recall affects the 2018 Ford F-150, the 2018 Expedition and the 2018 Lincoln Navigator that are powered by the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. In this premium engine, there is a high pressure fuel pump system component that may have a defective weld and over time, that weld could crack. When it cracks, the fuel pump assembly could move freely from the mounting point, leading to a fuel leak or damage to the camshaft cover – which could lead to an oil leak as well.
Needless to say, having oil and fuel leak in the engine bay of your Ford truck or SUV creates an unpleasant fire risk, but there have been no reports of accidents or fires stemming from this issue. However, the automaker is getting these vehicles back to dealerships where the questionable fuel system components will be replaced free of charge.
In total, there are 7,580 vehicles affected in the US and Canada, with all of the vehicles included in this recall being built at the following locations in the listed date ranges.
Dearborn Truck Plant – March 14, 2018 through April 24, 2018
Kansas City Assembly Plant – March 20, 2018 through April 17, 2018
Kentucky Truck Plant – March 14, 2018 through April 12, 2018
Kentucky Truck Plant – February 20, 2018 through May 6, 2018
Commercial Truck Recall
Next, Ford Motor Company has recalls 1,485 examples of the 2018 F-650 and 2018 F-750 in the US and Canada. In these vehicles, portions of the brake lines may not have been properly coated in anti-corrosion material and as a result, these metal brake line fittings are prone to corrosion. Over time, advanced corrosion could cause the brake lines to leak, leading to brake pressure loss and possible fire risks.
All of the vehicles included in this recall were built at the Ohio Assembly Plant between January 26, 2018 and March 13, 2018.
Fortunately, there have been no reports of accidents or injuries stemming from this problem, but the company is acting quick to get these hard-working trucks back to the dealership for repairs. Once there, the technician will replace those lines which may not have been properly coated and that work will be performed free of charge.
Expanded Torque Convertor Recall
Finally, Ford Motor Company has announced an expansion of a previous recall that affects the 2017 and 2018 Edge, along with the 2017 Fusion, the 2018 Fusion and the 2017 Lincoln MKZ. The original recall was issued because in vehicles with the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and the 6F35 automatic transmission, the torque convertor could come detached from the engine. When that happens, the vehicle will lose all power and that could lead to an accident.
The fix requires replacing the torque convertor, but as recall expansions go – this one is as about as minimal as it gets. Just 27 vehicles are included in this recall, with the following breakdown by production location and date range.
2017 Ford Edge:
Oakville Assembly Plant – April 25, 2017 through July 28, 2017
2018 Ford Edge:
Oakville Assembly Plant – October 10, 2017 through March 8, 2018
2017 Ford Fusion:
Hermosillo Assembly Plant – May 4, 2017 through June 15, 2017
2018 Ford Fusion:
Hermosillo Assembly Plant – August 24, 2017
2017 Lincoln MKZ:
Hermosillo Assembly Plant – May 4, 2017 through Aug. 24, 2017