Ford recalls Mavericks over faulty airbags

Dearborn, MI – August 20, 2022 – Ford (NYSE:F) is recalling 64,974 vehicles over deficient side curtain airbag performance, which increases the risk of injury in a crash.

The recall includes the 2022 Ford Maverick trucks.

Recall summary

Side curtain airbags inflate between the seat occupant and the door and window, helping to prevent injury and ejection, especially in a side-impact or rollover accident. In the subject vehicles, these airbags do not deploy properly.

The root cause of the issue is still being investigated.

The components in question are the left and right air curtain module assemblies, with part numbers LZ6B-E042D95-AD and LZ6B-E042D94-AD.

Recall risks

These airbags may be less effective at preventing injury or ejection in a crash.

Other recent Ford and Lincoln recalls

Ford, which owns the Lincoln brand, is being sued over an alleged delay in a recall involving the 2021 Ford Expedition and 2021 Lincoln Navigator vehicles. The subject vehicles were recalled over fire risk; however, the owners are arguing that Ford “either knew or should have known” about the defect well before the recall was issued.

There have been five Ford Maverick recalls since the model’s debut. In the latest, in mid-July, Ford issued a recall over fire risk that affected more than 100,000 vehicles, including the 2022 Maverick vehicles. The vehicles’ engines could fail and burst into flames, posing a risk to those in and around the vehicle.

In addition to the Ford truck recalls, earlier in July, the 2022 Ford Bronco and 2022 Ford Ranger SUVs were recalled because of windshields that could detach in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Repair

To remedy the issue, Ford and Lincoln dealers will replace the side curtain airbag modules with a newer version. This will be at no cost to the owners.

Owners will be notified about the repair program between September 22, 2022 and September 28, 2022. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 60,000 vehicles are included in this Ford airbag recall. To perform a Ford recall check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Ford recalls hybrid SUVs over risk of fire

Dearborn, MI  – July 17, 2022 – Ford (NYSE:F) is recalling 100,689 hybrids whose gasoline engines may fail, causing them to burst into flames. This increases the risk of a crash and injury.

The recall comes on the heels of 23 owner complaints and includes the following models equipped with a 2.5-liter gasoline engine: 

  • 2020 – 2022 Ford Escape 
  • 2020  2022 Lincoln Corsair
  • 2022 Ford Maverick

Recall summary  

All listed models have an active grille shutter feature, a series of air flaps that seals the engine bay to improve aerodynamics. On affected vehicles, the 2.5-liter engine may suffer from a catastrophic failure “due to manufacturing issues” that results in a ruptured engine block or oil pan. The hot engine oil, which escapes through the resulting holes and gathers up on the metal shield under the engine, may burst into flames.

Warning signs

In an event of an engine failure, drivers may notice an unusual rattle from the engine bay or a lack of power. A strong smell of burning oil is another tell-tale sign. If the driver detects any of these signs, they should pull over and turn off the engine as soon as possible.

Recall risks

Vehicle fire that occurs while driving carries several risks, as explained in this Kia recall

Background of the recall

The recall comes on the heels of at least 23 driver complaints received by Ford. No injuries have been reported.

Other Ford recalls

Ford already had issues with engine fires with their larger SUVs, which resulted in a recall that took place in May 2022. In addition, there was a Ford Maveric recall in April, caused by trailer brake issues

The repair

To rectify the issue, dealers will modify the active shutter grille and the metal shield under the engine. Notifications to vehicle owners will be sent between August 8, 2022, and August 12, 2022. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

This Ford engine fire recall is affecting more than 100,000 vehicles. To do a Ford recall check and see if yours is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Ford Broncos, Rangers recalled over windshields that could detach

Dearborn, MI – July 3, 2022 – Ford (NYSE:F) is issuing a recall for 63,294 Bronco SUVs and Ranger pickups whose windshields may detach from the vehicle frame in the event of a crash. This increases the risk of injuries.

The recall covers the following models: 

  • 2022 Ford Bronco 
  • 2022 Ford Ranger   

Recall summary

The windshield protects the vehicle’s occupants from elements such as wind and rain, while contributing to the car’s aerodynamics. Ford reports that the windshield on the recalled vehicles may not have been attached securely enough to the vehicle frame. It is not clear why this happened.

The components involved in this recall are the windshield with part numbers starting with N2DB-S03100 and KB3B-2103100, urethane bond with part number WSS-M2G316-B4 and primer with part number WSS-M5B280-C4.    

Recall risks

Detaching windshields pose a hazard in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the driver, passengers and other road users.

Warning signs

Drivers may notice increased wind noise or water leaks while using the vehicle, indicating that the windshield is not properly secured to the vehicle’s frame. 

Other Ford recalls 

Earlier this month, there was a Ford Bronco recall due a faulty child safety lock, which could permit the child to open the door from the inside, as reported.

In April 2022, Ford issued a similar recall for 39,720 Transit vehicles over insufficiently attached windshield. As in the current recall, the glass could detach from the frame in the event of an accident, increasing the likelihood of injury to the driver and occupants.

Ford also announced a recall for 79,017 F-Series trucks in March 2021 over improperly attached windshields.

The repair

Dealers will remove and reinstall the windshield on affected vehicles, using camera calibration where necessary to ensure a proper fit, at no cost to owners. Ford will reimburse customers who had their windshields repaired before the recall order was announced. 

Affected owners will be notified by mail by July 15, 2022

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 63,000 vehicles are included in this Ford windshield recall. To see if your vehicle is affected, run a Ford recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.  

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Ford issues sweeping recall for C-Max, Edge cars that may roll away

Dearborn, MI – June 26, 2022 – Ford (NYSE:F) is recalling 2,925,968 vehicles that may roll away while in Park.

This is the fifth recall in the past four years due to this issue for some of the model-years involved. It comes on the heels of several reports of property damage and injuries associated with this defect.​​  

 The list of vehicles affected by this recall includes: 

  • 2013 – 2018 Ford C-Max
  • 2015 – 2018 Ford Edge
  • 2013 – 2019 Ford Escape 
  • 2013 – 2016 Ford Fusion
  • 2013 – 2021 Ford Transit Connect 

Recall summary  

A damaged or detached part called bushing may cause the gear shift lever to disconnect from the transmission. As a result, the transmission could fail to shift into the correct gear in response to the shifter. If the shifter is in the Park position but the transmission is not, the vehicle could roll away.

The component in question is the shift cable bushing, with component number 7E395. 

Background of the recall

This is the fifth time some of the model-years included in this recall are being recalled due to the same issue. The first recall occurred in 2018 and included the 2013-2014 Ford Escape and 2013-2016 Ford Fusion vehicles.  That recall was later expanded in 2019 as Ford identified “two distinct vehicle populations” with deteriorated bushings either due to a supplier error or unknown causes.

In May of this year, there was a Ford Escape recall due to deteriorated bushings, this time because of heat and humidity, as reported.

Finally, this recall follows the discovery of additional claims alleging failure of said bushings, as well property damage and injuries. The root cause is unknown but may be connected with heat and humidity just like in the May recall.

Warning signs 

Drivers may notice that the gear shift lever does not put the vehicle into the correct gear or that the dashboard instrument panel shows a different gear than the shifter position indicates. If the vehicle is turned off when the shifter is in Park but the transmission is in a different gear, the vehicle will not restart.

Recall risks

Vehicle rollaway increases the risk of a crash, injury, and property damage. 

Other Ford recalls 

Among other relevant Ford Fusion Recalls, one from January 2022, caused by issues with the brake pedal, is the most recent. 

The 2022 Transit vans were just recalled due to malfunctioning instrument panel, as reported.

The repair

Dealers will replace the affected bushings with a redesigned part and add a protective cap. This repair is free of charge. 

Notifications to owners will be sent on June 27, 2022. 

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

This large-scale Ford rollaway recall affects almost three million vehicles. To do a Ford recall check and see if yours is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Bojan PopicFord issues sweeping recall for C-Max, Edge cars that may roll away

Ford recalls vehicles over instrument panel malfunction

Dearborn, MI – June 25, 2022 – Ford (NYSE:F) is recalling 30,244 vehicles whose instrument panel displays may fail to light up. The driver may not be able to see the various gauges and warning lights,  increasing the risk of a crash. 

This recall includes the 2022 Ford Transit vehicles.

The components in question are the 4.2” monochromatic cluster and its software, with part numbers NK4T-10849-B and NK4T-14C026-B.

Recall summary

The instrument panel cluster of the subject vehicles may not light up as expected at startup.

The cause of the malfunction is still unknown.

Recall risks

Failure to illuminate the cluster display could render safety-related telltales and gauges unreadable, increasing the risk of a crash.

Other recent Ford Transit recalls

Earlier this month, the same model was among those recalled over missing tire label information, which could lead to improper tire inflation or incorrect tires and rims.

Prior to that, in April, the 2016 and 2020 Ford Transit Connect vehicles were recalled due to a supplier error leading to front windshields that may detach.

In another notable Ford van recall in September 2021, Transits and Transit Connects were reported to have faulty child restraint systems.

Repair

To remedy the issue, Ford or Lincoln dealers will update the instrument panel cluster software at no cost to car owners. 

Owners should expect to receive information regarding the repair program between July 25, 2022 and July 29, 2022. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 30,000 vehicles are included in this Ford instrument cluster recall. To perform a check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Ford issues Bronco recall over faulty child safety lock

Dearborn, MI – June 23, 2022 – Ford (NYSE:F) is recalling 53,103 vehicles because of a child safety lock malfunction, which increases the risk of injury to a child in the vehicle. The recall includes four-door 2021 Ford Bronco and 2022 Ford Bronco SUVs.

The component in question is the rear passenger side door, with part number M2DB-S24630-BG.

Recall summary

Child safety locks prevent the vehicle’s rear doors from being opened from the inside. Because of a manufacturing issue, the affected vehicles’ child safety locks may not align properly with the door latch mechanism. As a result, it is possible for the rear passenger door to be opened from the inside, even when the child safety lock is on

Recall risks

Child safety locks are intended to keep children from opening the vehicle’s rear doors from the inside in unsafe situations — for example, in a busy parking lot. A malfunctioning child safety lock increases the risk of injury to a child occupant.

How to check if the lock is faulty

Owners will receive instructions explaining how to check their Broncos for child lock issues as an interim step. This will likely involve turning the child locks on, then attempting to open the rear doors from the inside. If the door opens, a repair is needed. This check does not replace inspection by a Ford or Lincoln dealer.

Other recent Ford Bronco recalls

The 2021 Ford Bronco is currently being investigated by the U.S. Government’s auto safety regulator over a stalling issue. This investigation could  lead to a formal recall, as engine stalling increases the risk of a crash.

In April, 2021 and 2022 Ford Bronco Sport and 2020 to 2022 Ford Escape vehicles were subjected to a recall over a fire risk.

Ford Bronco Sport and Ford Escape vehicles were also subjected to a recall in December 2021 over decreased braking performance,

Repair

Owners will be able to take their vehicles to a Ford or Lincoln dealer to inspect ​​and replace the locks at no cost.

They should expect to receive information regarding the repair program between July 25, 2022 and July 29, 2022. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 50,000 vehicles are included in this Ford recall. To perform a check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Ford recalls Mustang vehicles over loss of safety features

Dearborn, MI – June 18, 2022 – Ford (NYSE:F) has issued a recall for 25,032 2019 and 2020 Ford Mustangs equipped with 5.0L engines and manual transmissions. One of the most important parts of the car, the powertrain control module (PCM) may send out a faulty signal, which could disable the reverse lights, backup camera or driver-assist features, increasing the risk of a crash.

Recall summary

The PCM is a device that controls over 100 functions performed by the vehicle’s engine and transmission based on the information it receives from various sensors. For example, the PCM ensures that the right amount of fuel is injected into the engine and that the vehicle shifts appropriately to ensure smooth driving.

In the affected 2019 and 2020 Ford Mustang vehicles, a software error could cause the PCM to send the wrong signals, resulting in important functions – such as the rear camera, reverse lights or driver-assist features – being disabled.

Recall risks

The loss of the rear camera or reverse lights would reduce the driver’s ability to see behind the vehicle and increase the risk of hitting an obstacle.  An error related to driver assist features could cause the transmission to shift incorrectly, disable the traction control system or prevent the forward collision warning from engaging, increasing the risk of a crash.

Warning signs

Drivers may notice a warning light on the dashboard, accompanied by a message that indicates which function has been disabled. 

Other Ford recalls 

Other Ford PCM recalls include one in April for more than 47,000 2021 F-150 pickup trucks also over a problem with the powertrain control module.

Also part of recent Ford Mustang recalls is an announcement last February involving over 330,000 vehicles for the 2015 to 2017 model years. This is in connection with faulty rearview cameras that either display a distorted image or none at all during reverse.

The repair

Dealers will update the PCM software on the affected vehicles at no charge to customers.  Ford will reimburse customers for related repairs made  before the recall was issued for these Ford electric issues.

Affected owners will be notified by mail between June 13, 2022 and June 17, 2022.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 25,000 vehicles are included in this Ford Mustang recall. To see if your car is affected, run a Ford recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.  

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Ford is investigated over sudden engine cut-outs

Washington, D.C. – June 5, 2022 – The U.S. government’s auto safety regulator is investigating Ford (NYSE:F) over concerns that 25,538 of its 2021 Ford Bronco vehicles that may stall. This increases the risk of a crash and injury and may lead to a formal recall.

Investigation summary  

The regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), opened an investigation on May 27, following a total of 32 complaints regarding Ford Broncos that would stall while driving. All of these vehicles have a 2.7L Eco-boost engine. 

According to the complaints, the vehicle would stall without any prior warnings and would not restart afterward. Based on initial findings, this is caused by an engine valve falling apart, which causes a terminal engine failure.  

Risks

There are several risks associated with engine stalling, especially when it happens at highway speeds. You can learn more about the related risks in this Stellantis recall

Other Ford recalls 

While these Ford Bronco engine issues are being investigated, owners should check other recalls that may affect their vehicles. Among them, the one from April 2022, caused by fires inside the engine compartement, is the most recent. 

Could your vehicle be a part of the potential recall?

This investigation may eventually lead to a Ford Bronco engine valve recall, possibly affecting over 25,000 vehicles.  To do a Ford recall check, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Ford recalls Explorer SUVs that may roll away

Dearborn, MI — May 15, 2022 — Ford (NYSE:F) is recalling 252,936 SUVs over an issue with part of the vehicles’ drivetrain – called a driveshaft – and transmission which may cause them to roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.

The recall covers the following models: 

  • 2020 –2022 Ford Explorer Hybrid
  • 2020–2022 Ford Explorer Intercept Hybrid
  • 2020 Ford Explorer PHEV
  • 2020 Ford Explorer Police Intercept FHEV

Recall summary

Rear-wheel drive vehicles use a driveshaft to transmit the engine’s power and torque to the rear axle, which in turn transfers the power to wheels, propelling the vehicle forward.

On affected vehicles, the bolt that connects the axle with the driveshaft may fracture because of a supplier error.  This could disconnect the driveshaft from the rear wheels, rendering the vehicle unable to stay in Park and increasing the risk of a rollaway.

The components involved in this recall are the rear axle cover with part number L1MW-4A028-G and the bushing with part number L1MW-4B425-B.

Recall risks

A rollaway ups the risk of a crash and injury.    

Warning signs

Customers and dealer technicians have described the transmission making various sounds such as “loud, grinding, binding, or clunking noises.”

Other Ford recalls 

One recent case of Ford driveshaft issues involved 184,698 F-Series pickup trucks, which were recalled in January over also because of of disconnecting driveshafts, as reported.

In October of last year there was a Ford Explorer recall due to the risk of the driver losing control of the vehicle, also as reported.

A Ford Police Explorer recall was initiated in January 2021, involving contaminated windshield washer fluid that can potentially compromise outward visibility, resulting in an increased risk of accidents.  

The repair

Dealers will replace the bolt and axle covers, if needed. In some cases, a software update will be also be done to ensure that the electronic parking brake will engage when Park is selected. No fees will be collected for the service. Ford will reimburse owners for the costs of any previous repair work involving the component.

Affected owners will be notified between June 6, 2022 and June 10, 2022. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 252,000 vehicles are included in this Ford Explorer driveshaft recall. To see if your Ford SUV is part of this Ford recall check, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.  

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Ford recalls F-150 trucks whose airbags may fail to deploy

Dearborn, MI — May 7, 2022 — Ford (NYSE:F) is recalling 19,175 2022 Ford F-150 pickup trucks due to a problem with the steering column, which connects the steering wheel to the steering mechanism. This may result in the airbag not deploying in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Recall summary

In addition to connecting the wheel to the steering mechanism, the column also allows the driver to pull the steering wheel closer or push it farther away. A device within the column called a squib connector sends a signal to the driver’s side airbag, enabling it to inflate in a crash. 

In the recalled vehicles, a design error resulted in the steering column squib connector wiring being too short during assembly. As a result, the truck’s airbag may not inflate during a crash. 

The component involved in this recall is the instrument panel harness, with multiple part numbers including NL3V-14401-VAB and NL3V-14401-VAD.

Recall risks

The airbag that fails to deploy increases the risk of an injury in a crash.

Warning signs

The airbag warning light will activate on the instrument panel, signaling a problem with the airbag inflator. 

Other Ford recalls 

The 2022 F-150 was also among 391,836 Ford trucks and SUVs recalled earlier this month due to malfunctioning trailer brakes, which could increase the trailer’s stopping distance, as reported. Last month, 157,306 F-150 trucks for the 2021 model year were recalled for faulty windshield wipers

Among recent Ford F-150 recalls was one made for 16,430 2021 F-150 trucks in October 2021 that contained incorrectly routed front seat belts

The repair

Dealers will inspect the Ford F-150 steering column wiring on affected models and install new wiring with the correct length at no charge to the owner. Ford will reimburse owners for the costs of any previous repair work involving the component.

Affected owners will be notified between May 9, 2022, and May 13, 2022. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 19,000 vehicles are included in this Ford steering column wire recall. To see if your Ford truck is part of this Ford recall check, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.  

Joseph EstabilloFord recalls F-150 trucks whose airbags may fail to deploy