Recall 17V209000

Engine Cylinder Head Overheats And Leaks Oil

Recall Details

The 1.6 Liter GDTI engine could crack and leak oil if overheated due to the engine being low in coolant. This would cause a fire hazard. Dealers will install a coolant level sensor and the supporting hardware and software free of charge to resolve the concern.  

Our Quick Take

The cylinder head on the 1.6 Liter GTDI engines may crack and leak oil if it overheats, due to being low on engine coolant. This could cause a fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in April, 2017. If you did 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 17S09.

Engine, March 27, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 27, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014 Escape, 2014-2015 Fiesta ST, 2013-2014 Fusion and 2013-2015 Transit Connect vehicles equipped with 1.6L GTDI engines. If the vehicle is started and driven with an insufficient level of coolant within the engine cooling system, the engine cylinder head may overheat, crack and leak oil.
If the cylinder head cracks and leaks oil, the oil may contact a hot engine or exhaust component, increasing the risk of a fire.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install a coolant level sensor and the supporting hardware and software, free of charge. Remedy parts are currently unavailable. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed April 18, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available, currently expected to be in late-2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S09.
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
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