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Recall 15V406000

Instrumentation And Warning Lights May Fail To Operate

Recall Details

The instrument panel cluster and warning lights may malfunction and stop working. Dealers will update the instrument panel software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The instrument panel cluster of instrumentation and warning lights may malfunction and stop working.

What Should You Do?

Ford will notify owners of affected vehicles starting in August 2015. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Ford recall number is 15C03

Electrical & Lights, June 24, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 24, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
182,520
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V406000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured May 19, 2014, to February 6, 2015, and Transit Connect vehicles manufactured May 13, 2014, to December 10, 2014. Due to a software incompatibility issue, the instrument panel cluster be inoperative including a blank multiple functional display (MFD), and non-functional warning chimes, messages and warning lights. Specific warning chimes, messages and warning lights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, "Control and Displays."
Consequence
If the instrument cluster is inoperative, the driver of may not be warned of safety related issues such as low tire pressures or disabled air bags, increasing the risk of personal injury or a crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument panel software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 10, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C03.
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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