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2Dec
ford_msFord recalls pickups, SUVs to secure loose seat cushions

Ford recalls pickups, SUVs to secure loose seat cushions

KRON 4 Bay Area – December 2, 2017

Ford recalls pickups, SUVs to secure loose seat cushions

Ford is recalling more than 202,000 pickup trucks and SUVs in North America because front seat cushions can come loose and fail to properly hold people in a crash.
The recall covers certain 2016 F-150 and Explorer vehicles equipped with front power seats.
The company says a bolt in the power seat adjuster can come loose or fall out. If that happens, the seat cushion can move too far. Ford says it’s not aware of any crashes or injuries from the problem.
Dealers will check the bolts. If they pass inspection, mechanics will clean and reinstall them with an adhesive to keep them secured. If the bolt fails inspection, dealers will follow the same procedure until parts for a final repair are available…

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27Nov
ford_msFord recalls model year 2017 F-150s with ten-speed transmissions

Ford recalls model year 2017 F-150s with ten-speed transmissions

Consumer Affairs  – November 27, 2017

Ford recalls model year 2017 F-150s with ten-speed transmissions

Ford Motor Company is recalling 11,783 model year 2017 F-150s equipped with ten-speed transmissions.
The pin that attaches the transmission shift linkage to the transmission may come out, preventing the transmission from responding to movement of the shift lever.
The disconnected linkage may cause the vehicle to not move forward or backward as selected by the driver with the shift lever.
Additionally, despite selecting ‘Park’, if the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle may roll. Either situation increases the risk of a crash…

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26Oct
ford_msFord issues four separate safety recalls for more than 100,000 F-150 trucks and Transit vans

Ford issues four separate safety recalls for more than 100,000 F-150 trucks and Transit vans

Daily News  – October 26, 2017

Ford issues four separate safety recalls for more than 100,000 F-150 trucks and Transit vans

This week, Ford announced four separate safety recalls affecting nearly 100,000 F-150 trucks and Transit vans in North America, about 90,000 of which are located in the U.S. alone.

The first of four recalls deals with approximately 73,000 Ford Transit vans equipped with the trailer tow module, due to water getting into the module.

The water intrusion can wreak havoc on the trailer tow module, causing wiring corrosion and damage to the module itself. If this happens, the affected vans can lead to loss of heater/air conditioning controls and multimedia systems (including radio and SYNC infotainment), as well as rapid turn signal flashing, electrical short and a burning smell. If left unfixed, the risk of fire is increased.

About 65,000 model year 2015-2017 Transit vans in the U.S. are affected by this issue. In order to fix the problem, dealers will disable the module and add a drainage hole in the driver’s door stepwell and integrate a fuse in the wiring harness at no cost to the consumer…

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18Oct
ford_msFord door latch recall: Automaker to repair 1.3 million F-150, Super Duty pickup trucks

Ford door latch recall: Automaker to repair 1.3 million F-150, Super Duty pickup trucks

USA Today – October 18, 2017

Ford door latch recall: Automaker to repair 1.3 million F-150, Super Duty pickup trucks

A failure to design and manufacture high-quality door latches has triggered another major recall at Ford, this time involving the most popular vehicle in the U.S.  The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker said Wednesday that it would recall about 1.34 million pickup trucks in North America to fix a defect that could cause doors to swing open while driving.  The recall affects certain 2015 through 2017 model-year F-150 trucks — the nation’s best seller — and certain 2017 Super-Duty F-series trucks…

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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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