TOTAL RECALL 100 2015 F-150s Coming Back; Nearly 600,000 Other Recalls Announced
If you own a 2015 F-150, or a litany of other Ford vehicles outlined later in this article, you might be receiving a recall notice in the mail. Approximately 600,000 vehicles total are subject to today’s recall affecting a variety of different system components. Here’s a breakdown.
2015 Ford F-150 Recall
Approximately 100 2015 F-150s are being recalled for a potential underbody heat shield issue. The heat shields might have been installed improperly or not installed at all. It affects 71 trucks in the United States, and 18 in Canada.
Dealerships will inspect the heat shield, fixing the installation error if one exists. Obviously, there will be no cost to the owner.
2015 Lincoln MKZ Recall
If you own one of the affected vehicles, your parking lamps are brighter than they should be. Apparently, they are brighter than the headlights. Since all the lighting is LED, that could be distracting to other motorists.
21,435 vehicles are affected in the United States, 1,066 in Canada, and 115 in Mexico. Dealerships will reprogram the light control module to operate within normal specifications.
2014 Ford Focus, Edge, Escape and Transit Connect and 2014-15 Ford Fiesta Recall
Due to a nickel plating issue on the fuel pump, Ford is recalling 50,157 vehicles where the fuel pump might seize. A fuel pump not pumping fuel can definitely be an annoyance at best, or dangerous at worst.
Ford is aware of one allegation of an accident related to the issue. Ford is replacing the fuel delivery module for free.
2013-15 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ and 2015 Ford Edge Recall
This recall affects a whopping 518,313 vehicles where the steering gear might crack due to corrosion. If the power steering bolts crack, the vehicle might revert to manual steering. While some motoring enthusiasts would prefer a car without power steering, it does make controlling the vehicle more difficult and could lead to a crash.
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Dealers will replace steering gear motor attachment bolts on customer vehicles with new bolts, seal them, and replace damaged steering gears at no cost to the customer.
No accidents are injuries have resulted from this issue. Vehicles sold or currently registered in areas of the country where corrosion can be an issue are affected by the recall.
Getting The Recall Fixed
If you want to see if your vehicle is affected, you can check out the government’s website to see if it’s on the list. Also, Ford will be notifying affected owners through the mail. Your local Ford dealership should also be able to tell you if your car is affected by the recall.
The Lincoln parking light issue is probably something that can wait for your next oil change, but the other ones can definitely pose a safety risk and you should get it resolved as soon as you possibly can.
If you want to view the list and more detailed notes from Ford about the recalls, click here.
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