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Recall 15V006000

Push Button Start/Stop

Recall Details

The Push-to Start/Stop button may be pushed inadvertently causing the engine and vehicle to turn off unexpectedly and the vehicle to stop, increasing the risk of a crash. If a crash were to occur with the vehicle off the airbags and seatbelt restraints may not function as intended, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will relocate the Push-to Start/Stop button and reprogram the Powertrain Control Module to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

The Push-to Start/Stop (PTS) button could be pushed by mistake causing the engine and vehicle to turn off unexpectedly.

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 14S29.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, 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
11,144
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V006000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles manufactured August 20, 2013, to September 9, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the Push-to Start/Stop (PTS) button that is located at the bottom of the shift transmission controls may inadvertently be pushed, causing the engine to shut off.
Consequence
If the PTS switch is inadvertently pressed, the vehicle may stop unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. In the event of a crash with the vehicle turned off, the air bags and seat belt restaints may not function as intended, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will relocate the PTS switch and reprogram the Powertrain Control Module (PCM), 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 14S29.
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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