Ford Recalls More Than 200,000 Cars: is Yours on the List?
This year, we’ve seen a good deal of recalls from all kinds of manufactures, like GM, Honda, Toyota and many others. Now Ford is the latest one to issue recalls of more than 200, 000 cars. Let’s have a look at the affected models and see if yours is on the list.
More than 202,000 cars, vans and trucks in North America are being recalled by Ford to fix gas leaks, air bag sensors, stalling and other issues. So far, these problems have caused just one accident, but Ford wants to make sure this doesn’t happen again and is taking the necessary caution methods.
About 135,000 F-150 pickups and Ford Flex family haulers from the 2014 model year have been recalled because of the faulty passenger seat weight sensors that can stop air bags from inflating in crashes. Some 2009 through 2014 F-150s that were serviced for seat track problems this year have also been recalled.
Recently, GM was fined $35 million for its slow response to the ignition switch recall and Toyota a huge $1.2 billion penalty in order to settle a criminal charge. In 2014 alone, automakers have issued over 550 recalls affecting more than 52 million vehicles. Here’s the breakdown of other Ford recalls this year:
About 38,600 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Cars from 2005 to 2011
They’re being recalled for a second time to fix problems with steering shafts that can separate. Improper repairs can cause loss of steering. Dealers will inspect and replace the upper intermediate steering shaft if needed. They also will inspect lower steering column bearings and install bearing retainers if needed. Ford says it knows of one crash from this problem.
About 27,600 Transit Connect small vans from 2014
Fuel and vapor lines may have been routed incorrectly in vans with 2.5-liter engines. The lines can rub and possibly cause leaks over time. Ford says it’s not aware of any fires. Dealers will inspect and reroute the lines if needed.
About 90 Transit large vans from 2015 with 3.2-liter diesel engines
A bracket that holds the fuel filter to the frame can detach, causing engine stalling. Dealers will reinforce the underbody structure.
About 960 F-150 pickups from 2014
A brake pedal position switch may not be set right. This could delay illumination of brake lights and require increased effort to on the pedal to shut off the cruise control. Dealers will reinstall the switch.