Ford Expands Power Loss Recall on Edge, Fusion, Lincoln MKZ. Issues Two More Safety Recalls in North America

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Ford and Lincoln safety recalls continue for basic manufacturing defects.

Ford announced today it is issuing two safety recalls and expanding one safety defect recall in North America. On 2018 Ford F-150, Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles equipped with a 3.5-liter GTDI V6 engine have high-pressure fuel pumps with misaligned welds. As a result, the fuel pump welds in these vehicles may fail – causing the fuel pump to move. This results in eventual loss sealing on the cam cover or the fuel lines, an oil or fuel leak, increasing the risk of fire. Ford claimed it is not aware of any fires, accidents or injuries related to this dangerous safety issue so far.

Affected vehicles include:

  • 2018 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Truck Plant between March 14, 2018 and April 24, 2018
  • 2018 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant between March 20, 2018 and April 17, 2018
  • 2018 Ford Expedition vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant between March 14, 2018 and April 12, 2018
  • 2018 Lincoln Navigator vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant between Feb. 20, 2018 and May 6, 2018

The recall involves approximately 7,580 vehicles in North America, with 5,645 in the United States and federalized territories, 1,625 in Canada and 310 in Mexico. The Ford reference number for this recall is 18S17.

Dealers will replace the high-pressure fuel pump, high-pressure fuel discharge tube, and high-pressure pump and discharge tube mounting bolts at no cost to the customer as is required by U.S. law.

Ford is issuing a safety recall in North America for approximately 1,500 2018 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles with hydraulic brake systems for missing brake hose corrosion-protection plating.

On the defective heavy-duty trucks, some primary and/or secondary brake circuit hose assemblies located between the master cylinder and the hydraulic control unit may not have the specified anti-corrosion plating on the metal ferrules that attach a flexible braided steel hose to metal tubes. The supplier was not disclosed. Lack of anti-corrosion plating can lead to premature corrosion of the brake hose ferrules. This can result in brake fluid leakage and reduced brake function, increasing the risk of a crash on these large trucks. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this safety defect.

Affected vehicles include 2018 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles built at the Ohio Assembly Plant between Jan. 26, 2018 and March 13, 2018. The recall so far is for 1,485 vehicles in North America, with 1,474 in the United States and 11 in Canada. The Ford reference number for this recall is 18S19. Dealers will replace the brake hose assembly with parts that contain properly plated ferrules at no cost to the customer as the law requires Ford to do.

Expansion of torque converter recall for  2017-18 Ford Edge, 2017-18 Ford Fusion and 2017 Lincoln MKZ vehicles equipped with a 2.0-liter gas engine and 6F35 transmissions.

Ford is now including more  2018 Ford Edge, 2018 Ford Fusion and 2017 Lincoln MKZ vehicles in an existing safety recall for Ford Edge, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles equipped with a 2.0-liter gas engine and 6F35 transmissions in North America that may have torque converters with inadequately welded studs.

In the defective vehicles, if the improperly welded studs detach, the torque converter will lose coupling to the engine flex plate, which can result in loss of  power without warning while driving, which may increase the risk of a crash.

The power steering, power brakes, electrical function and vehicle restraint systems will continue to operate, and the transmission park function will not be affected. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

Affected Ford and Lincoln vehicles include:

  • 2017 Ford Edge vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant between April 25, 2017 and July 28, 2017
  • 2018 Ford Edge vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant between Oct. 10, 2017 and March 8, 2018
  • 2017 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant between May. 4, 2017 and June 15, 2017
  • 2018 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant on Aug. 24, 2017
  • 2017 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant between May. 4, 2017 and Aug. 24, 2017

The recall now involves approximately 6,063 vehicles in North America, including 5,352 in the United States and federalized territories, 699 in Canada and 12 in Mexico. Dealers will replace the torque converters at no cost to the customer as required by U.S. law.

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