NEWS: Safety Recall Issued for Ford Transit, Interceptor and Escape

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Transit suffers from driveshaft issues, while Interceptor and Escape pose safety threats to occupants.

Ford Motor Company has issued one safety recall and two safety compliance recalls via press release. The safety recall affects approximately 400,000 2015-17 Ford Transit vehicles, while the safety compliance recall affects 2017 Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles, and 2016 Ford Escape.

See the breakdown below:

Recall 17S15 – 2015-17 Ford Transit van/bus

Ford will replace the driveshaft flexible coupling. Affected vehicles continuing to operate a vehicle with a cracked flexible coupling may cause separation of the driveshaft, resulting in a loss of motive power while driving or unintended vehicle movement in park without the parking brake applied. In addition, separation of the driveshaft from the transmission can result in secondary damage to surrounding components, including brake and fuel lines. A driveshaft separation may increase the risk of injury or crash.

Affected vehicles include 2015-17 Ford Transit vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, Jan. 17, 2014 to June 15, 2017.


Recall 17C10 – Ford Police Interceptor Utility

Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for four Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles in the U.S. to repair second row seat attachment studs. In the affected vehicles, seats with missing inboard attachments may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

The recall involves approximately four vehicles in the U.S. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17C10. Affected vehicles include 2017 Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles built at Chicago Assembly Plant, Jan. 20, 2017.


Recall 17C11 – 2016 Ford Escape

Ford will replace the driver knee airbag modules. In the affected vehicles, in the event of a driver knee airbag deployment, the airbag cushion may not inflate as intended due to the lack of inflator gas generant material. Incomplete airbag fill during a commanded deployment may increase the risk of injury to the driver in a crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue. Affected vehicles include 2016 Ford Escape vehicles built at Louisville Assembly Plant, Dec. 18, 2015.

As always, dealers will contact affected owners, but we highly suggest being an active participant and researching if your vehicle is affected.

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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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