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13Sep
ford_msFord recalls model year 2017 Focus vehicles

Ford recalls model year 2017 Focus vehicles

Consumer Affairs -September 13, 2017

Ford recalls model year 2017 Focus vehicles

Ford Motor Company is recalling 698 model year 2017 Focus vehicles.
The rear left side seat back frame may have an insufficient weld between the outboard pivot bracket and the pivot nut joint, resulting in the seat back having reduced strength.
As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, “Seating Systems,” and 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.”
The reduced seat back strength may increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash…

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13Sep
ford_msFord recalls trucks with defective inflatable seat belt assemblies

Ford recalls trucks with defective inflatable seat belt assemblies

Recall Masters -September 13, 2017

Ford recalls trucks with defective inflatable seat belt assemblies

Ford Motor Company has recalled more than 117,000 trucks believed to contain defective inflatable seat belt buckle assemblies, according to documentation filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The campaign affects 2015-2017 Ford F-150 Crew Cab trucks with production dates ranging from July 20, 2015 to June 16, 2017, as well as 2017 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab trucks produced between Oct. 20, 2015 and June 16, 2017. Ford estimates that 15 percent of the vehicles named in the recall have the defective feature.
The recall involves 143,000 vehicles worldwide, including 117,423 originating from American dealers; 15,175 from sellers in Canada and 8,202 from those in Mexico, according to a company press release.
The Defect
The vehicles involved in the campaign come with inflatable seat belt buckle assemblies attached to left rear passenger seats with defective mounting brackets. Specifically, these steel fixtures do not meet the rivet head thickness standards established in Section 5.2, rule 210 of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, which states that seat belt anchoring devices must “ensure proper location for effective occupant restraint and to reduce the likelihood of failure,” according to the NHTSA…

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5Sep
ford_msFord recalls vehicles with defective air bags

Ford recalls vehicles with defective air bags

Recall Masters -September 5, 2017

Ford recalls vehicles with defective air bags

Ford Motor Company has recalled approximately 935 vehicles possibly equipped with defective Takata air bags, according to a company press release. The campaign affects 2017 Ford F-150 pickup trucks and Mustang sports cars with production dates ranging from July 20, 2017 to Aug. 1, 2017. An estimated 650 of the vehicles referenced in the recall originated from U.S. dealers, while 279 were sold in Canada and six in Mexico.

The Defect
Affected vehicles could contain Takata-made front passenger air bag assemblies with inflators prone to rupturing during deployment, sending metal fragments passing through cabin areas. These fixtures pose a serious danger to vehicle occupants and have been the subject of numerous safety recalls from more than one dozen car manufacturers, according to Car and Driver. Over 100 passengers have sustained injuries in accidents involving Takata air bags. At least two have died in such wrecks…

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1Sep
ford_msFord recalls 143,000 vehicles in U.S., including F-150, Mustang, Explorer, Focus, Taurus

Ford recalls 143,000 vehicles in U.S., including F-150, Mustang, Explorer, Focus, Taurus

The Car Connection -August 31, 2017

Ford recalls 143,000 vehicles in U.S., including F-150, Mustang, Explorer, Focus, Taurus

This morning, Ford Motor Company issued four recalls affecting more than 143,000 late-model Ford vehicles, including the Mustang, Explorer, Focus, Taurus, and F-Series pickups.
RECALL #1: 2015-17 Ford F-150 Crew Cab, 2017 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab
UNITS AFFECTED: 141,340, including 117,423 in the U.S., 15,715 in Canada, and 8,202 in Mexico
This recall accounts for the majority of vehicles affected by today’s announcement and stems from a problem with a rear inflatable seatbelt. According to Ford, the rivet head that secures the left rear inflatable seatbelt buckle may not be thick enough to hold it in place during a collision. If the buckle separates from its mounting bracket, it won’t work as intended, increasing the risk of injury to the passenger…

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10Aug
ford_msFord recalls Edge, Fusion, Lincoln MKZ for transmission gremlins

Ford recalls Edge, Fusion, Lincoln MKZ for transmission gremlins

 Gears of Biz -August 10, 2017

Ford recalls Edge, Fusion, Lincoln MKZ for transmission gremlins

Approximately 6,000 vehicles are affected in North America.
It’s never a great time when your gas pedal stops providing forward motion. That’s the reason behind Ford’s latest recall.
Ford issued a recall for 5,914 examples of the 2017 Ford Edge, 2017 Ford Fusion and 2017 Lincoln MKZ. The Edges have build dates between April 25 and June 20, 2017. The Fusions have build dates between May 4 and June 15, 2017, and the MKZs have build dates between May 4 and June 19, 2017…

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28Jul
ford_msFord to repair U.S. police vehicles after carbon monoxide concerns

Ford to repair U.S. police vehicles after carbon monoxide concerns

Reuters – July 28, 2017

Ford to repair U.S. police vehicles after carbon monoxide concerns

Ford Motor Co said Friday it will pay to repair police versions of its Ford Explorer SUVs to correct possible carbon monoxide leaks that may be linked to crashes and injuries after U.S. regulators escalated an investigation into 1.33 million vehicles.
Ford said it will cover the costs of specific repairs in every Police Interceptor Explorer SUVs that may be tied to after-market installation of police equipment. The company said the modifications may have left holes in the underbody of the vehicles.
“If the holes are not properly sealed, it creates an opening where exhaust could enter the cabin,” Ford said in a statement…

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26Jul
ford_msFord recalls more than 100,000 vehicles over bolt issue

Ford recalls more than 100,000 vehicles over bolt issue

Sacramento Bee – July 26, 2017

Ford recalls more than 100,000 vehicles over bolt issue

Do you drive a 2014 or 2015 Ford? If so, your ride may be subject to a recall.
The Associated Press reports that the U.S. automaker has issued a recall on about 117,000 vehicles. At issue are bolts that could fracture. They can be found in the seat, seat belt or buckle.
There are four vehicles involved in the recall:
▪ F-Series pickups, 2014 edition.
▪ E-Series vans, 2014.
▪ Escape SUVs, 2014 and 2015.
▪ Lincoln MKC SUVs, 2015…

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24Jul
ford_msFord recalls model year 2017 Lincoln MKZs and Ford Edges & Fusions

Ford recalls model year 2017 Lincoln MKZs and Ford Edges & Fusions

Consumer Affairs – July 24, 2017

Ford recalls model year 2017 Lincoln MKZs and Ford Edges & Fusions

Ford Motor Company is recalling 5,215 model year 2017 Lincoln MKZs and Ford Edges & Fusions.
On vehicles with 2.0L gas engines and six-speed automatic transmissions, the torque converter weld studs may have been inadequately welded.
If the torque converter weld studs fail, the torque converter will not be connected to the engine flexplate and the vehicle will lose the ability to move, increasing the risk of a crash…

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20Jul
ford_msFord expands recall of 2015-2017 Ford F-Series pickups over door latch issue

Ford expands recall of 2015-2017 Ford F-Series pickups over door latch issue

Car Connection – July 20, 2017

Ford expands recall of 2015-2017 Ford F-Series pickups over door latch issue

Back in May, Ford recalled select Ford F-150, F-250, and F-550 vehicles from the 2017 model year to fix a problem caused by certain aftermarket door handle covers sold by Ford dealers. All told, that recall affected 551 vehicles, 247 of which were registered in the U.S.
This morning, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published the official version of that recall, which adds new models to the repair list and dramatically boosts the number of trucks affected…

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11Jul
ford_msFord Recalls 6,000 Vehicles For Poorly Welded Studs

Ford Recalls 6,000 Vehicles For Poorly Welded Studs

CBS Detroit – July 11, 2017

 

Ford Recalls 6,000 Vehicles For Poorly Welded Studs

Ford Motor Co. is calling some newer cars and a crossover vehicle due to a potential safety issue.
Included in the recall announced Tuesday are the 2017 model Ford Edge, 2017 Ford Fusion and 2017 Lincoln MKZ with the 2.0 liter engine and the 6F-35 transmissions built between April and mid June of this year.
The company says about 6,000 of these cars sold in North America may have torque converters with inadequately welded studs. If the studs detach, the torque converter would uncouple from the engine flexplate, resulting in an unexpected loss of power, increasing the risk of a crash. The power steering, power brakes, electrical function and vehicle restraint systems will continue to operate, the company said, and the transmission park function will not be affected…

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