TOTAL RECALL Ford Recalls EcoBoost Mustang, Flex and Others

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2015 Mustang ecoboost

Let’s say you’re driving along in your brand new, 2015 Ford Mustang with the 2.3L EcoBoost engine, and suddenly your new car catches on fire.

That’d be a problem. That’s why Ford is recalling 19,500 Mustang EcoBoost cars. They’re also bringing back some other vehicles for a power steering issue.

2015 Ford Flex

Ford issues safety recall for certain 2011-2013 Ford Taurus and Flex vehicles, Lincoln MKS and MKT vehicles, for certain 2011-2012 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles, and for certain 2011 Mercury Milan vehicles in North America for potential issue with electric power steering

If you have one of the affected vehicles, it’s possible that the power steering system will fail while driving. When that happens, the vehicle reverts to manual steering, which could increase the risk of a crash. Ford is aware of 4 incidents that might have been caused by this.

Depending on the diagnostic, Ford will either replace the power steering gear or perform a transmission software update.

2015 Mustang ecoboost

Ford issues safety recall for certain 2015 Ford Mustang vehicles with a 2.3 liter engine in North America for elevated underbody temperatures

Apparently, the EcoBoost engines are getting warmer than Ford expected they would in day-to-day driving. Extra heat under the car can do a lot of things, such as degrade the quality of the fuel or brake lines, or even lead to a fuel leak. Obviously, a fuel leak could catch fire and become a serious risk to the health of the occupants. Ford isn’t aware of accidents, injuries, orĀ fires as a result of the problem.

Dealerships will install extra heat shielding underneath the car.

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Check out more details on Ford’s website, search Safercar.gov to see if your particular vehicle is affected, and let us know what you think in the forums!

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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