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Airbag Recalls on Ford 2010 Fusion, 2010-12 Lincoln MKZ Cars

In a crash requiring deployment of the passenger airbag, a bracket that secures the airbag inflator to the module housing may deform and allow gas that inflates the airbag to leak. Continue reading

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

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. … Continue reading

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Three Ford Recalls in North America on +400,000 Vehicles

The Ford safety defects arise from simple design, mechanical and assembly problems. Continue reading

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Ford Brake, Lincoln Headlight Recalls Underway

Ford 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. Continue reading

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Ford Recalls Transit, Focus Models in North America

Ford recalls 2014 Transit Connect vehicles to reinstall badly glued panoramic roofs, and 2013-17 Focus hatchbacks to update interior latch release software. Continue reading

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More Ford, Subaru and Lexus Safety Recalls

There are now more safety recalls coming from Ford Motor, Subaru of America and Toyota Motor because of defective antilock brakes and pre-collision systems, power steering that suddenly fails and potential vehicle fires as major makers – some with excellent quality records – continue to struggle with supplier procedures and a newly vigilant NHTSA. Continue reading

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Crown Victoria, Lincoln Town Car Recalls for Bad Steering

The recall was prompted by a NHTSA engineering investigation after receiving multiple complaints. Continue reading

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Toyota Recalls 342,000 Tacoma Pickup Trucks

Toyota along with Ford Motor Company has the dubious distinction of paying record fines to NHTSA because of cover-ups on known safety defects. The brief Toyota statement does not provide accident or fatality details or any information on how the safety defect became known. . Continue reading

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Ford Motor Recalls 465,000 2013 Models for Fuel Leaks

In a statement provided at AutoInformed’s request, a Ford spokesperson said that it first became aware of the fuel leak defect because of warranty data – more than 600 consumer complaints – but declined to name the supplier of the defective delivery module in the tank. Continue reading

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Ford Recalls Explorer, Taurus, Lincoln MKS for Leaking Fuel Tanks

Ford is recalling 2012 Taurus, Lincoln MKS, and 2013 Explorer vehicles because the fuel tanks may have a “marginally sealed seam” in the side of the tank. As a result, the fuel tanks may not provide the expected strength during a crash. The tanks may also leak. The problem was originally discovered in Saudi Arabia. Continue reading

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Ford Stops Sale on Transit Connect Due to Defective Wipers

Ford Motor has told U.S. dealers to stop deliveries of Transit Connect models because the Turkish built vehicle has defective windshield wipers that are now subject to a safety recall. More than 16,000 of the delivery vans from the 2011 and 1012 model years are affected. Continue reading

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More than 640,000 Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute SUVs Recalled for Unintended Acceleration after NHTSA Opens Defect Probe

Ford and Mazda are recalling Escape and Tribute SUVs from the 2001 up to the 2008 model year because a cruise control cable can stick and cause unintended acceleration. Since repair parts are not available, dealers will disconnect the cruise control as an interim measure for the safety defect.

The recall was forced when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration two weeks ago opened an unintended acceleration investigation on 2001 through 2004 Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute SUVs after receiving 99 reports of unintended acceleration from owners. At least one fatality and nine injures are alleged in multiple accidents. Sixty-eight stuck throttle reports are from Ford Escape owners; thirty-one reports are from owners of Mazda Tributes. Continue reading

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Ford Expands Windstar Corrosion Recalls, Adds Axle failures

Ford Motor is once again expanding a corrosion recall on 1998-2003 Windstar minivans because a supplier failed to properly e-coat the suspension components, which makes the vehicles susceptible to sudden failures of the steering, front sub-frame and/or rear axle. In a massive recall announced in January of 2011, more than 425,000 Ford Windstar minivans were recalled because the steering fails because of rusting problems. NHTSA opened an engineering investigation in July of 2010 into the ongoing Windstar rust problem. Continue reading

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Ford Recalls Electronic PRNDL for False Position Indication

Ford Motor is recalling Expedition, F-150 Mustang and Lincoln Navigator models because the electronically controlled gearshift indicator does not show the vehicle is in reverse increasing the risk of a crash. Continue reading

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Ford Recalls Focus for Defective Windshield Wipers

Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 140,000 Focus compact cars because the windshield wipers can fail. Model year 2012 Focus cars were built at the Michigan Assembly Plant without a proper seal on the wiring harness for the passenger-side windshield wiper motor. Continue reading

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