TOTAL RECALL 2014 Ford Escape and 2015 Lincoln MKC Issues

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2014escapeNot the best way to start a new year but here’s the latest recall news. Ford issued two safety recalls on New Year’s eve for certain 2014 Ford Escape and 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles for fuel pump issues.

Over 12,000 vehicles were affected because of defective nickel plating on the fuel pump, which causes the pump to seize. If that happens while you are driving it will cause the engine to stall without warning.

“Affected vehicles include certain 2014 Ford Escapes built April 15, 2014 to May 8, 2014 at Louisville Assembly Plant and certain 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles built April 21, 2014 to May 15, 2014 at Louisville Assembly Plant,” says Ford.

“There are 9,038 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories, 3,074 in Canada and 93 in Mexico.”

Ford says that dealers will replace the fuel delivery module at no cost.

In addition, 13,574 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles are being recalled for a push-button keyless ignition switch location issue
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“Due to the switch’s close proximity to other controls, occupants are inadvertently shutting off the engine while driving. If the push-to-start button is inadvertently actuated while driving, the restraint system may not perform as intended in a crash, increasing the risk of injuries,” says Ford.

“Affected vehicles include certain 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles built Aug. 20, 2013 to Sept. 9, 2014 at Louisville Assembly Plant. There are approximately 13,500 vehicles in North America, including 11,144 in the United States and federalized territories, 2,033 in Canada and 397 in Mexico.”

The company says it will replace the gearshift module with one that has the push-to-start button in a different location and reprogram the powertrain control module.

No injuries or accidents have been reported.

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