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Car Recalls

Recalls are issued for cars with safety-related defects or problems

Ford recalls

 

For Models: Ford Explorer

Body, Interior & Misc., February 28, 2011

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The seat recliner may fail on the second row seat. In the event of a crash, the seat back may not provide the required strength, which can increase the risk of injury. Ford will repair the seats free of charge. This recall is scheduled to begin on February 14, 2011. The Ford recall number is 11C15.

For Models: Ford F-150, Lincoln Mark LT

Body, Interior & Misc., February 21, 2011

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The clock spring jumper wire behind the driver's air bag may come into contact with the lower horn plate, resulting in damage to the wiring. If this occurs, the air bag warning light may illuminate or the driver's air bag could deploy unexpectedly, increasing the risk of injury or a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will replace the jumper wire with a new design, which includes a protective mesh cover. This recall is expected to begin on February 28, 2011.

For Models: Ford Edge, Ford F-150, Ford F-250 Super Duty, Ford F-350 Super Duty, Lincoln MKX

Electrical & Lights, February 21, 2011

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The body control module (BCM) may develop an internal electrical short. This may cause the BCM to overheat, which can lead to a vehicle fire. Dealers will inspect the BCM and replace it as necessary. This recall is expected to begin on March 7, 2011. The Ford recall number is 10S14.

For Models: Ford Ranger

Engine, February 21, 2011

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The engine fuel line near the throttle body may contact the edge of the shield, chafing the fuel line. This can result in a fuel odor or leak, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will trim the throttle body shield and inspect and replace the fuel line as necessary. This recall is expected to begin on March 7, 2011. The Ford recall number is 11S17.

For Models: Ford F-150

Body, Interior & Misc., January 28, 2011

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The door handle spring retainer may break, which can prevent the door handle from returning to the stowed position. In the event of a side impact crash, the door latch could release, resulting in unexpected opening of the door. Dealers will first inspect and repair door handles that are loose. Once parts are available, all interior door handles will be inspected and repaired or replaced as necessary. This recall is scheduled to begin on February 14, 2011. The Ford recall number is 11S15.

For Models: Ford Windstar

Suspension & Steering, January 26, 2011

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A corroded mounting bracket can cause the lower control arm to become loose or separate and/or the frame mounting bolts may cause the steering shaft to separate from the steering gear. One or both of these failures can result in loss of steering control. Dealers will inspect the affected areas and perform the necessary repairs. This recall is expected to begin by February 14, 2011. The Ford recall number is 11S16.

For Models: Ford Edge, Ford F-150, Ford F-250 Super Duty, Ford F-350 Super Duty, Lincoln MKX

Engine, December 29, 2010

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Ford is recalling certain 2011 F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F550, Edge, and Lincoln MKX vehicles due to a possible internal electrical short in the throttle body control module. If an electrical short develops, overheating of the control module may occur, which could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect and replace the throttle body control module as necessary.

 

 

For Models: Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX

Body, Interior & Misc., November 1, 2010

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During assembly the electronic module settings were not configured correctly. As a result, the locking function of the rear liftgate will not work as designed. The liftgate may not lock using the interior lock switches or the remote buttons. Dealers will upgrade the software in the affected control modules as necessary to correct this concern.

For Models: Ford Windstar

Suspension & Steering, October 20, 2010

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Ford is recalling 1998–2003 Windstar models manufactured or registered in twenty-two Eastern and Midwestern states due to corrosion on the rear axle, which makes it susceptible to torsional stress. This can cause the axle to crack, and even break entirely, which can affect vehicle handling and increase the risk of a crash. Dealers in the affected states will inspect and potentially install rear axle reinforcement brackets, free of charge. For a list of the affected U.S. states, call Ford at 1-866-436-7332.

For Models: Ford Escape, Ford Escape Hybrid, Ford Fusion, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Mercury Milan, Mercury Milan Hybrid

Brakes, May 28, 2010

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The park rod guide retention pin may not have been properly installed in nineteen vehicles. These vehicles may not properly engage the transmission in the "Park" position. If  this occurs and the parking brake is not set, unintended vehicle movement may result, increasing the risk of a crash. This recall is expected to begin by May 28, 2010. The Ford recall number is 10C12.