Tag archives for Recalls

Ford Recalls 389,378 Vehicles For Fuel Leaks, Shock Risk, Faulty Steering

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2013 Ford Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion; 2013 Lincoln MKS, MKT, MKZ The Problem: A module within the fuel tank could leak; customers might smell fuel or see it leaking onto the ground. Although no fires or injuries have been reported thus far, Ford cautions that flames or heat near the leak could cause a fire. The Fix: Ford will replace the fuel tank delivery module free of charge. Number Of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 389,151 cars in the U.S., ...

Complaints of Steering Loss on 2008 Ford Super Duty Reported to NHTSA

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Drivers count on brakes and steering functioning in their vehicles. When either or both fail, it can make for some harrowing experiences behind the wheel. The 2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty are under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defects Investigation after receiving five complaints of loss of steering on those models, one of which reportedly resulted in a crash. As many as 340,000 trucks may be subject to the ...

Recall Central: 2013 Buick Encore Steering Wheel May Detach

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2013 Buick Encore The Problem: On 2013 Buick Encore crossovers with a heated steering wheel, a fastener may have been installed incorrectly. Over time, this could allow the steering wheel to separate from the steering column, likely causing a loss of vehicle control and potentially causing a crash. However, GM claims there are no reports of crashes thus far. The Fix: Dealers will inspect the steering wheel to ensure the fastener is tightened properly. Number Of Vehicles Potentially ...

2013 Dodge Challenger V-6s Recalled, Owners Advised to Park Their Cars

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Chrysler is recalling 4459 model year 2013 Dodge Challengers with the 3.6-liter V-6 engine for an issue related to a potential short circuit in the wiring harness. The automaker is advising owners to immediately stop driving their vehicles and to contact dealers. Ford is also recalling 196,667 2004-2007 Freestyle and Mercury Monterey minivan models for corrosion at the third-row seat anchor mechanism. 2013 Dodge Challenger V-6 The Problem:Chrysler says a potential short circuit could cause the wire ...

Ford Issues Urgent Voluntary Recall for 1.6-liter Escape, Fusion Models

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Ford’s recall-prone 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine is once again causing problems for Dearborn, with almost 90,000 Escape and Fusion models equipped with the engine subject to the latest voluntary recall. Escapes equipped with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost have already been subject to three recalls since its introduction, including for fuel leaks and engine fires. The latest recall concerns engine overheating, with warning messages appearing in the vehicle information display, and some reports of engine fires. Ford is urging ...

6500 Ford Escape, C-Max, Focus Models Recalled for Child Locks

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A new report for The Detroit News says that Ford will be recalling more than 6500 vehicles from its 2013 Focus, C-Max, and Escape model lines. The recall is because of child locks that might not activate, even after turning the lock knob on the door. The Problem: The report states that “the child lock may not engage when the operator uses normal turning force to activate the child lock, and the operator may incorrectly believe the ...

Ford Announces Software Fix for 2013 Fusion, 2013 Escape Fire Risk

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Ford has announced that it has a fix for models of the 2013 Fusion sedan and 2013 Escape crossover equipped with 1.6-liter turbo-four engines. The vehicles were recalled because the EcoBoost engine could overheat and catch fire due to a flaw in its cooling system. The fix is a software update that will allow the cars’ computers to better cope with engine overheating conditions. Ford says that the cars’ original programming couldn’t deal with a loss ...

NHTSA Expands Floor Mat Investigation on 480,000 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Mercury Milan Models

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is stepping up its investigation of floormats in Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan models to now include the Lincoln MKZ, bringing the potential total number of vehicles affected to 480,000, up from the prior investigation into 249,000 Fusion and Milan models. The initial investigation was announced in 2010. The status of the investigation has been raised to an engineering analysis, which could potentially result in a full-fledged recall. Ford and ...