Ford Brake, Lincoln Headlight Recalls Underway

AutoInformed.comFord Motor Company is issuing two safety defect recalls in North America on 2017 Lincoln Continental models for defective headlamp assemblies and 2015-16 Ford Edge crossovers to update antilock braking system (ABS) modules because of bad software.

In the affected Lincoln vehicles, HID headlamps may have been “mis-built” with LED lenses that are missing the lens optics necessary to meet turn signal visibility requirements of FMVSS 108. Ford did not name the supplier on what is clearly a manufacturing process and quality control mistake. Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

On 2015-16 Ford Edge crossovers, the Dearborn-based automaker will update antilock braking system (ABS) modules because software may have been loaded into some vehicles when they were in for service.

The incorrect software could disable electronic stability control (ESC), engine torque control, traction control (T/C), the warning lamp/indicator, the electronic parking brake (EPB) light and the EPB drive-away release function. ABS and electronic brake distribution (EBD) remain fully functional and the EPB can be applied. Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

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