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Ford Recalls 200,000 Vehicles For Five Separate Problems

DEARBORN — (WWJ) Ford announcing five separate recalls, involving more than two hundred thousand vehicles, for a variety of reasons ranging from airbags that may not deploy to fuel lines that could leak and potentially cause a fire.

Ford says no injuries have been reported in any of the incidents, with only one accident. Many of the recalls involve a relatively small number of vehicles.

A statement  from Ford detailed the vehicles being called back:

  • Ford issues safety recall for certain 2014 Transit Connect vehicles in North America for fuel and vapor line routing issue
    Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 27,600 2014 Ford Transit Connect vehicles in North America (actual 27,597) for potentially incorrect fuel and vapor line routing. If the lines are routed incorrectly, they may rub together, possibly causing a leak in the fuel line over time. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
    Ford is not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires related to this condition.
    Affected vehicles include certain 2014 Transit Connect vehicles with a 2.5-liter engine built at Valencia Assembly, Aug. 1, 2013 to July 10, 2014. Ford is aware of 25,238 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories, and approximately 2,359 in Canada.
    Dealers will inspect the lines, and reroute and replace the fuel line if necessary. This will be done at no cost to the customer.
  • Ford issues safety recall for certain 2015 Transit vehicles in North America for potential fuel filter issue
    Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 90 2015 Ford Transit vehicles in North America (actual 92) for an issue with the bracket that holds the fuel filter to the frame. It may become detached over time, resulting in a knocking sound or an engine stall due to fuel starvation. An unexpected engine stall while driving, with the inability to restart the engine, may lead to an increased risk of a crash.
    Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.
    Affected vehicles include certain 2015 Transit vehicles with a 3.2-liter diesel engine built at Kansas City Assembly, July 28, 2014 to Aug. 7, 2014. Ford is aware of 89 vehicles in the United States and three in Canada.
    Dealers will inspect the vehicles and reinforce the underbody structure, if necessary. This will be done at no cost to the customer.
  • Ford issues safety recall for certain 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car vehicles in North America for potentially improper repair in previous recall
    Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 38,600 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car vehicles in North America (actual 38,645) because they may have been improperly repaired during a previous safety recall for an issue with the lower intermediate steering shaft. This improper repair could potentially result in a loss of steering.
    Ford is aware of one accident and no injuries attributed to this condition.
    The vehicles being recalled include certain 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria vehicles built at St. Thomas Assembly, March 23, 2004 to Aug. 30, 2011; certain 2005-2011 Mercury Grand Marquis vehicles built at St. Thomas Assembly, March 23, 2004 to Aug. 30, 2011; certain 2005-2007 Lincoln Town Car vehicles built at Wixom Assembly, March 8, 2004 to June 5, 2007 and certain 2008-2011 Lincoln Town Car vehicles built at St. Thomas Assembly, Aug. 28, 2007 to Aug. 30, 2011.
    Ford is aware of 36,888 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories, and 1,757 in Canada.
    Dealers will inspect and replace the upper intermediate steering shaft if necessary. They will also inspect the steering column lower bearing and install a bearing retainer kit if necessary.
  • Ford issues safety compliance recall for certain 2014 F-150 vehicles in North America for brake pedal position switch issue
    Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 950 2014 Ford F-150 vehicles in North America (actual 960) for a brake pedal position switch that may be incorrectly adjusted, possibly resulting in a delay or a non-illumination of the brake lights when the brake pedal is depressed. This is a noncompliance issue with FMVSS 108, which relates to lamps.
    Drivers may need to use additional brake pressure to disengage the cruise control system, so Ford is advising customers not to use cruise control until the vehicle has been repaired. The cruise control system off switch on the steering wheel will continue to disengage the system.
    Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.
    Affected vehicles include certain F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Truck, March 1, 2014 to March 13, 2014 and certain F-150 vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly, March 3, 2014 to March 13, 2014.
    Ford is aware of 618 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories, 338 in Canada and four in Mexico.
    Dealers will remove and reinstall the brake pedal position switch at no cost to the customer.
  • Ford issues safety compliance recall for certain 2014 Flex and F-150 vehicles in North America for passenger seat occupant classification sensing issue
    Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 135,000 2014 Ford Flex and F-150 vehicles in North America (actual 134,947) for a passenger seat sensing issue that could result in non-deployment of the passenger airbag in certain frontal crashes, if an adult is in the passenger seat. This may increase the risk of injury in certain frontal crashes.
    Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.
    Affected vehicles include certain 2014 Flex vehicles built at Oakville Assembly, March 1, 2014 to May 31, 2014; certain 2014 F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Truck, March 1, 2014 to May 31, 2014; certain 2014 F-150 vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly, March 1, 2014 to May 31, 2014 and certain 2009-2014 F-150 vehicles serviced with a suspect seat track assembly repaired Feb. 17, 2014 through Oct. 31, 2014.
    Ford is aware of 113,418 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories, 19,975 in Canada and 1,554 in Mexico.
    Dealers will widen the gap between the manual seat frame and seat track assembly, then calibrate the seat occupant classification system at no cost to the customer.

Ford will send letters to owners with instructions on how to get their vehicles repaired.

This has been a record year for recalls in the United States.

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