Ford Edge Vehicles Recalled Due to Potentially Incorrect Software Update

these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of two Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards

Ford Edge Vehicles Recalled Due to Potentially Incorrect Software Update
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October 24, 2016

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Ford Edge vehicles. During dealer servicing, the affected vehicles may have been updated with incorrect Antilock Brake System (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) software.

This software can cause the ESC system to lose engine torque control, and not provide any warning lamps to warn the driver if there was an ABS or ESC system malfunction. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems" and number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."

If the operator is not warned of an ABS or ESC malfunction and the ESC loses engine torque control, there would be an increased risk of a crash.

The Ford Edge vehicles included in this recall were all manufactured between February 9, 2015 and August 12, 2016.

Ford will notify owners of the recalled vehicles, and dealers will replace the ABS module, and update the service software. All repairs related to this recall will be performed free of charge to vehicle owners.

The recall is expected to begin on November 28, 2016. For more information, contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332.

Ford's reference number for this recall is 16C14.