Ford Issues Two Safety Recalls – January 2015

Ford recalls

Ford Recalls January 2015: Lincoln MKC Keyless Ignition Recall Alert

The Ford Motor Company is also issuing a recall for certain 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles in the United States manufactured between August 20, 2013 and September 9, 2014. Approximately 13,500 vehicles are affected.

The recall is being issued so that once vehicles are brought in the push-button keyless ignition switch location can be moved. The ignitions location is close to other controls, and may cause the ignition to shut off while driving. This may increase the risk of a car accident. So far there have not been any accidents or injuries associated with this recall.

According to the NHTSA, upon notification owners will be requested to bring their vehicle into a certified Ford dealer. The gearshift module will be replaced with one that has the push-to-start button in a different location and the powertrain control module will be reprogrammed. This will be done free of charge.

Ford Recalls January 2015: Ford Fuel Pump Recall Alert

On January 12th the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a Ford Motor Company fuel pump recall alert. The recall, number 14S30, affects 9,038 vehicles including:

  • 2014 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured between April 15, 2014 – May 8, 2014
  • 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles manufactured between April 21, 2014 – May 15, 2015

According to the NHTSA, the recall is being issued because of improper nickel plating within the fuel pump. The fuel pump may fail, causing the vehicle to stall and increasing the risk of a crash. So far no reports of accidents or injuries related to this recall have been made.

Starting February 23 owners of the affected vehicles will be notified to bring their cars into a certified Ford dealership for repair. The fuel pumps will be replaced, free of charge.

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SOURCES:

  1. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Ford Issues Two Safety Recalls in North America. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  2. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Recall Acknowledgement. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  3. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Improper Plating on Fuel Pump may Result in Stall. Retrieved January 20, 2015.