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Recall 16V733000

Anti Lock Brake And Electronic Stability Control Malfunctions

Recall Details

The anti lock braking system (ABS) and electronic stability control system (ESC) may fail to control engine torque during an event requiring activation. Dealers will replace the ABS module and update the service software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The anti lock braking system and electronic stability control system may malfunction, resulting in the engine not losing power as necessary during an event when loss of vehicle control is activating these systems. Additionally, necessary warning lights detecting this malfunction may not illuminate. This could result in a loss of vehicle control.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in November, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Ford recall number is 16C14.

Affected Cars

Brakes, October 12, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 12, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
53
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V733000
Component
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Ford Edge vehicles manufactured February 9, 2015, to August 12, 2016. During dealer servicing, the affected vehicles may be have been updated with incorrect Antilock Brake System (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) software. This software can cause the ESC system to lose engine torque control, and not provide any warning lamps to warn the driver if there was an ABS or ESC system malfunction. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems" and number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
Consequence
If the operator is not warned of an ABS or ESC malfunction and the ESC loses engine torque control, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ABS module, and update the service software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 28, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16C14.
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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