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Ford trucks recalled for seat belt defect

More than 100,000 Ford 2015-2017 F-150, F-250 and F-350 trucks equipped with a crew cab are under recall for a potentially defective seat belts. Certain trucks are equipped with a left rear inflatable seat belt buckle that may separate from its mounting bracket, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The defect fails to adhere to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety standards ensuring seat belts are correctly anchored to prevent occupants from being injured in an accident, including being thrown from a car. This recall comes as almost a million Hyundai Sonatas were recalled earlier this year for a ... Read More

Ford expands door latch recall to include nearly 2.4 million vehicles; three injuries reported

Ford Motor Company has announced a recall expansion of nearly 1.5 million vehicles with car doors that may fly open while in motion. The announcement comes just weeks after the automaker recalled approximately 830,000 vehicles with the same door latch defect, bringing the total amount of vehicles recalled to nearly 2.4 million. Ford claims the issue stems from a faulty spring part in the side door latch known as the pawl spring tab. If the spring part breaks, the vehicle’s door will swing open and prevent the door from properly closing. Passengers without a working door latch may be ejected ... Read More

Door latch issue addressed in latest Ford recall; 830K vehicles recalled in North America

Nearly 830,000 Ford vehicles in North America are now subject to recall due to a side-door latch issue that may cause the door to swing open while the vehicle is still in operation. According to ABC News, the latest Ford recall encompasses the following vehicles: 2013-15 Ford Escape 2013-15 Ford C-Max 2012-15 Ford Focus 2014-16 Ford Transit Connect 2014-16 Ford Mustang 2015 Lincoln MKC The automaker reports that the vehicles’ issues stem from a faulty spring part, which may break in states with high temperatures and sunlight exposure. Once the spring breaks, the door will be unable to latch properly. ... Read More

Ford announces two recalls encompassing more than 280K SUVs, pickup trucks and cars

Ford Motor Company may be one of the more prominent automakers in the industry, but that doesn’t spare it from the same arduous recalls all automakers are forced to conduct. This week Ford announced more than 201,000 pickup trucks, SUVs and cars now under recall for a transmission issue, but another 81,000 SUVs are also being recalled due to a suspension defect that may cause the vehicles to lose steering. According to USA Today, certain 2014-15 Ford Explorers and Ford Police Interceptor SUVs are being recalled after being linked to at least one known crash and injury. It is believed that the ... Read More

Lincoln MKC SUVs recalled by Ford due to ignition button design flaw

Nearly 14,000 Lincoln MKC SUVs recalled by Ford may contain an ignition button design flaw that could cause drivers to inadvertently shut off the vehicle while it is in motion. Ford Motor Company announced the recall in January. According to Ford, approximately 13,574 MKCs, all manufactured through Sept. 9, 2014,  have been placed under recall because of design and placement flaw with the vehicle’s ignition button, which is located to the left of the center console’s display screen. Since the ignition button is so close and similar to other buttons along the car’s center console and display screen, many drivers have ... Read More

Recalled Takata airbag inflator suspected in injury to Ford Mustang driver

Takata airbag concerns continue to take the auto industry by storm after Ford confirmed Sunday evening that it is working with U.S. safety officials to learn more about an accident involving a driver injured by a metal fragment in the 2007 Ford Mustang’s air bag. The airbag controversy began when millions of cars from nine different auto manufacturers were recalled in June due to defective airbag inflators produced by the Japanese supplier Takata Corp. The recalls were due to reports that the airbags may burst, causing numerous metal fragments to blast into the vehicle cabin. Authorities believe areas experiencing higher humidity levels, ... Read More

More than 202,000 Ford vehicles recalled in five different North American recalls

Approximately 202,241 Ford vehicles are being recalled through five separate North American recalls due to a variety of issues. Also, one recall’s repair was done incorrectly and may result in a loss of steering resulting in a re-recall. Ford’s “re-recalled” vehicles, which consist of 38,645 Ford Crown Victoria, Lincoln Town Car, and Mercury Grand Marquis models from years 2005 through 2011, were fixed improperly the first time. Since Ford has now resolved the steering malfunction responsible for the second recall, the affected vehicles may be taken back to Ford dealers for their, hopefully, final round of repairs. Another recall occurring ... Read More

More than 850K vehicles recalled by Ford due to airbag safety issues related to potential short circuit

One of the most important safety features in today’s automobiles is its airbags; however, a new Ford recall calls into question the integrity of this system during an actual collision. According to the automaker, nearly 850,000 cars and SUVs, including the the 2013-14 Ford C-Max compact, Fusion midsize, Escape SUV and the Lincoln MKZ luxury car, are under now under recall. In a statement about the recall, Ford says the problem revolves around the vehicles’ restraints control system, which may short circuit and cause the air-bag warning indicator to light up. Air bags, pretensioners and side-curtain airbags will be rendered ... Read More