Ford Announces Recall of Ford Edge and Lincoln MKZ Vehicles

The torque converter weld studs on these vehicles may have been inadequately welded

Ford Announces Recall of Ford Edge and Lincoln MKZ Vehicles
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July 18, 2018

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2017-2018 Ford Edge and 2017 Lincoln MKZ vehicles.

What's the problem?

On vehicles with 2.0L gas engines and six-speed automatic transmissions, the torque converter weld studs may have been inadequately welded.

If the torque converter weld studs fail, the torque converter will not be connected to the engine flexplate and the vehicle will lose the ability to move, increasing the risk of a crash.

What happens next?

Ford will notify owners of the recalled Ford Edge and Lincoln MKZ vehicles beginning in July 2018. Local dealers will then replace the torque converters at no cost to vehicle owners.

To find out more about this recall, contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332 and provide recall reference number 17S16 (S2).

Note: This recall is an expansion of recall number 17V-427.