Ford issues three safety recalls for over 25 000 vehicles

Ford issues three safety recalls for over 25 000 vehicles

Ford Motor Co has told it was recalling about 26 000 cars in North America due to safety issues. For some of the cars airbag system may not perform as intended in some circumstances. Other affected vehicles were built without certain thermal protection components intended to reduce the interior cabin floor and seat attachment temperatures. This is not a first recall for this summer, in June of 2020 Ford has recalled about 2.5 million vehicles.

Ford Motor Company is recalling nearly 26,000 cars in North America to address potential safety issues from damaged airbag wiring to overheating seats. The recall covers select 2016-2020 Lincoln MKX models, Nautilus vehicles with 16-way power seats, 2021 Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks with 7.3-liter engines and select 2020 Ford Escape and Transit vehicles, FOX Business reported.

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected services. Ford employs approximately 188,000 people worldwide.

Safety recall for select 2016-20 Lincoln MKX and Nautilus vehicles with 16-way power seats

In affected vehicles, there may be insufficient clearance between the driver and/or front passenger seat wiring harness and the seat cushion pan, which could cause wiring harness abrasion. If certain wires in the seat wiring harness are damaged through contact with the seat cushion frame, the airbag system may not perform as intended in some circumstances, increasing the risk of injuries.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition. This action affects 19,299 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories, 4,262 in Canada and 1,023 in Mexico.

Affected vehicles were built at Oakville Assembly Plant from Nov. 11, 2014, to Jan. 24, 2020.

Dealers will install flocking tape on the exposed edge of the 16-way seat cushion frames, inspect the wire harness, and repair or replace as needed.

Safety recall for select 2021 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles with 7.3-liter engine

Affected vehicles were built without certain thermal protection components intended to reduce the interior cabin floor and seat attachment temperatures. These missing components may include an underbody heat shield, a thermal insulator patch under the floor mat, or covers for the seat bolts and seat pedestal. In vehicles built without these thermal protection components, the interior cabin floor and seat attachments could reach elevated temperatures during certain high-load, high ambient temperature driving conditions. Continuous skin contact with elevated temperatures may lead to skin irritation or a minor burn.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition. This action affects 1,299 vehicles in the U.S. and 31 in Canada.

Safety recall for select 2020 Ford Escape and Transit vehicles

In affected vehicles, the curtain airbag may not inflate properly during deployment, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition. This action affects 68 vehicles in the U.S. and 12 in Canada.

Affected vehicles are as follows:

  • 2020 Ford Escape vehicles built at Louisville Assembly Plant on March 18, 2020
  • 2020 Ford Transit vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant from Feb. 18 to March 19, 2020.

Previous month Ford recalled about 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because of a nagging door latch problem and a brake fluid leak. The door latch recall covers more than 2.1 million cars, SUVs and vans in the U.S. The latches can fail and cause the doors to open while the vehicles are moving. It's the third recall for the same problem. Company also recalled nearly 344,000 F-150 pickups in the U.S. and Canada to fix a fluid leak from the brake master cylinder. Automaker said the problem has caused seven low-speed crashes with two injuries, USA Today wrote.

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Author: The FINANCIAL