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Recall 15V005000

The Engine May Stall

Recall Details

Because of a manufacturing issue, the fuel pump may fail prematurely due to improper nickel plating of certain internal components. If the fuel pump were to fail the engine would stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the fuel pump on affected models to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

The fuel pump can fail prematurely causing the engine to stall.

What Should You Do?

Ford will notify owners beginning February 23, 2015. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Ford recall number is 14S30.

Engine, January 9, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 9, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
9,038
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V005000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured April 15, 2014, to May 8, 2014, and 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles manufactured April 21, 2014, to May 15, 2014. Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing.
Consequence
If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 23, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S30.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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