Ford Issues Three New Recalls, About 150,400 Vehicles Impacted

Ford Issues Three New Recalls, About 150,400 Vehicles Impacted
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December 9, 2014

Ford has issued three new recalls that will, in total, affect about 150,400 vehicles.

The company will contact the owners of the affected cars, who can then make arrangements with their local dealerships for a free repair. For more information about any of the following recalls, owners can contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332.

Model(s): 2014 Ford F-150 and 2014 Ford Flex
Problem: The affected vehicles were manufactured with a reduced clearance between the seat frame and the seat track assembly. This can cause the Occupant Classification System (OCS) to inaccurately register the passenger as a child instead of an adult. If this happens, the airbag won't deploy during a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will widen the gap between the seat frame and seat track assembly, and recalibrate the seat OCS, free of charge.

Models(s): 2015 Ford Transit
Problem. In the affected vehicles the fuel filter bracket mounting may detach from the frame cross member over time, causing an unexpected engine stall.
Remedy: Dealers will install a reinforcement plate, free of charge.

Model(s): 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria, 2005-2011 Mercury Grand Marquis, 2005-2011 Lincoln Town Cars serviced during recall 13V-385
Problem: The prior repairs of the upper intermediate shaft may not have been correctly performed. Improper servicing of the upper intermediate shaft could cause the shaft to separate, which could then result in a loss of steering control.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect and replace the upper immediate shaft if necessary, free of charge. If the steering column lower bearing has separated, a retainer clip will be installed.