April 29, 2015

Ford Motor Company issues four safety recalls in North America

Ford Motor Company is issuing four safety recalls in North America. One accident and no injuries are attributed to these conditions.

2015 Lincoln MKZ vehicles for park lamp issue: Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for 22,616 2015 Lincoln MKZ vehicles in North America for
the headlamps are on, the park lamps are brighter than regulations allow, and may adversely affect the vision of oncoming drivers.

Affected vehicles include certain Lincoln MKZ vehicles built February 17, 2014 to March 19, 2015 at Hermosillo Assembly Plant.

There are 21,435 vehicles in the United States, 1,066 in Canada and 115 in Mexico.

Dealers will update the body control module software, which controls the intensity of the park lamps, at no cost to the customer.

2015 Ford F-150 vehicles for potential underbody heat shield issue: Ford is issuing a safety recall for 91 2015 Ford F-150 vehicles in North America for a potential issue with certain underbody heat shields that may be improperly installed or missing, increasing the risk of fire.

Affected vehicles were built January 30, 2015 to January 31, 2015 at Dearborn Truck Plant. There are 73 vehicles in the United States and 18 in Canada.

Dealers will inspect for missing underbody heat shields and fasteners and install missing components as needed. This will be done at no cost to Ford customers.

2014 Ford Focus, Edge, Escape and Transit Connect vehicles and 2014-15 Ford Fiesta vehicles for fuel pump issue: Ford is issuing a safety recall for 50,157 2014 Ford Focus, Edge, Escape and Transit Connect vehicles and 2014-15 Ford Fiesta vehicles in North America for an issue with the nickel plating on the fuel pump, which may cause it to seize. If the fuel pump seizes, a vehicle may not start or may stall while driving. An engine stall without warning while driving increases the risk of a crash.

Affected vehicles include certain Ford Focus vehicles built October 26, 2013 to May 22, 2014 at Michigan Assembly Plant; certain Ford Edge vehicles built April 30, 2014 to May 21, 2014 at Oakville Assembly Plant; certain Ford Escape vehicles built February 14, 2014 to March 7, 2014 at Louisville Assembly Plant; certain Ford Transit Connect vehicles built November 11, 2013 to August 29, 2014 at Valencia Assembly Plant; and certain Ford Fiesta vehicles built April 10, 2014 to June 17, 2014 at Cuautitlán Assembly Plant.

There are 45,505 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories, 4,618 in Canada and 34 in Mexico.

Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module at no cost to the customer.

2013-15 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles and 2015 Ford Edge vehicles for steering gear motor attachment issue: Ford is issuing a safety recall for 518,313 2013-15 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles and certain 2015 Ford Edge vehicles in corrosion states and provinces in North America for steering gear motor attachment bolts that may fracture due to corrosion cracking. If the steering gear motor bolts fracture, the steering system may default to manual steering mode, making the vehicle more difficult to steer, especially at lower speeds. This would not result in a loss of steering, but could result in an increased risk of a crash.

Affected vehicles include certain Ford Fusion vehicles built February 3, 2012 to March 19, 2015 at Hermosillo Assembly Plant; certain Ford Fusion vehicles built February 3, 2012 to March 13, 2015 at Flat Rock Assembly Plant; certain Lincoln MKZ vehicles built February 3, 2012 to March 20, 2015 at Hermosillo Assembly Plant; and certain Ford Edge vehicles built February 26, 2015 to February 28, 2015 at Oakville Assembly Plant.

There are 487,301 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories and 31,012 in Canada.

Vehicles included in this recall were either originally sold in, or are currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Also included are the Canadian corrosion provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Customers located in non-corrosion states or provinces will be covered by extended warranty if they experience similar concerns.

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.


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