Monday, April 3, 2017

Its Recall Mondays: Ford And Lincoln Are In The Hot Seat

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected 208,584
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014 Escape, 2014-2015 Fiesta ST, 2013-2014 Fusion and 2013-2015 Transit Connect vehicles equipped with 1.6L GTDI engines. If the vehicle is started and driven with an insufficient level of coolant within the engine cooling system, the engine cylinder head may overheat, crack and leak oil.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install a coolant level sensor and the supporting hardware and software, free of charge. Remedy parts are currently unavailable. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed April 18, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available, currently expected to be in late-2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S09.

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Potential Number of Units Affected 191,432
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014 Ford Fiesta, 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ vehicles. A component within the door latches may break making the doors difficult to latch and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe a door is securely closed when, in fact, it is not.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace all four door latches, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 1, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S16.

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