Ford Recalls 400,000 Cars for Engine Fires, Door Latches, in addition to Driveshafts
Ford will be recalling the current-generation Escape for engine fires, according to the company in addition to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). of which will be the fifth such recall, involving some 400,000 Escape vehicles inside the United States, since the compact SUV made its debut for 2013.
The 2014 Escape, along with the 2014–2015 Fiesta ST, the 2013–2014 Fusion, in addition to the 2013–2015 Transit Connect, have a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine of which, due to a leaky coolant system, can overheat, crack the cylinder head, in addition to then leak oil. A total of 208,584 cars are affected inside the United States.
A November 2013 recall addressed of which same problem on 140,000 Escape versions via 2013, the first style year of your vehicle’s redesign in addition to the first application of the 1.6-liter engine. A December 2012 recall, also on 2013 Escape versions, addressed the coolant leaks. Ford recalled the 2013 Escape two more times for fuel lines on the 1.6-liter engine of which could split in addition to leak gasoline. The company said the item will be aware of at least 29 reported engine fires inside the U.S. in addition to Canada.
Ford previously modified the cooling system in addition to installed fresh software to prevent overheating, although of which time the item doesn’t appear to have a fix to plug the leaks. Instead, Ford will mail instructions to owners reminding them to check their coolant levels, refill the coolant, in addition to schedule service if the coolant “frequently” needs to be topped off. Later, dealers will install coolant-level sensors on all the affected cars.
Ford will be expanding a September 2016 recall to fix door latches on another 191,432 U.S.-market cars, including the 2013–2014 Fusion in addition to Lincoln MKZ, in addition to the 2014 Fiesta. Pawl spring tabs inside the Inside door-latch pulls can break, which means the door may not be secured even if the item seems to be closed, the company said. The door may suddenly open while driving, rebound while closing, or be difficult to close. Ford said the item knows of at least one accident in addition to three injuries within the 2 million cars the item recalled in September. Ford has recalled nearly 2.9 million cars for these faulty door latches since 2015.
Certain 2017 F-450 in addition to F-550 trucks need fresh driveshafts due to a “resonance frequency of which may fracture transmission in addition to/or driveline components.” The problem occurs at 75 mph in addition to above, Ford said. A total of 509 trucks are affected inside the United States. Dealers will swap out the two-piece driveshaft which has a fresh three-piece driveshaft in addition to install two center bearing brackets.
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Lastly, 84 brand-fresh 2017 Edge crossovers may not be completely welded across the top of their windshield headers. of which may reduce the vehicle’s structural integrity in a side-impact collision, Ford said. the item will be not certain how the dealers will repair the headers as filings were not yet posted by NHTSA.