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Recall 15V175000

Engine Shuts Down Into Safe Mode

Recall Details

The engine management system may detect an improper exhaust gas temperature reading, causing the engine to shut down into a safe mode. The dealer will update the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software free of charge to correct the problem.

Our Quick Take

The engine may shut down into a safe mode because of an erroneous exhaust temperature reading being detected.

What Should You Do?

Ford will notify owners of affected vehicles equipped with the fire and ambulance prep package in May 2015. Additionally, you may contact your dealership to see if your vehicle is affected. The dealership may ask for the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), so please have it on hand when you contact them. The Ford recall number is 15S09.

Exhaust & Emissions, March 25, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 25, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
6,322
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V175000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2015 Ford F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks manufactured February 22, 2010, to January 30, 2015, and equipped with ambulance or fire engine preparation packages. The affected vehicles may detect an incorrect Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor (EGT) fault indicating that the vehicle is too hot, causing the engine management system to shut down the engine and prevent its immediate restart.
Consequence
Engine shut down and a subsequent cool down period may delay medical treatment or assistance to those needing it, increasing their risk of injury.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 11, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S09.
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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