Ford Motor Company Announces Three Recalls to Address Safety Issues

Ford Motor Company Announces Three Recalls to Address Safety Issues
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October 28, 2015

Potential defects in fuel tanks, brakes, and restraints has resulted in three separate recalls from Ford Motor Company.

First, the automaker is recalling about 129,000 2009-2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX. In the affected vehicles, the reinforcement brackets around the fuel tank are prone to corrosion. This condition might result in a fuel odor, fuel leak or a check engine light. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

The recall applies to vehicles that are currently registered or were originally sold in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Dealers will inspect the fuel tank and either repair or replace it at no cost to the customer.

Next, Ford is recalling 72 2016 Ford E-Series cutaway and chassis cab vehicles for a potential issue with the trailer brake controller. In these vehicles, the trailer brakes do not engage when the driver presses the brake pedal. While towing a trailer, drivers can manually apply the trailer brakes. This condition could result in extended braking distance.

Dealers will update the powertrain control module software, free of charge.

Last, Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for about 1,900 2016 Ford Mustang vehicles. Some restraint parts could have been damaged during shipping from the supplier prior to installation in the vehicle. If damaged during shipping, the affected restraint parts might not conform to the requirements of FMVSS 209 for seat belt assembly performance or to FMVSS 225 regarding child restraint anchor systems.

Dealers will replace front and rear seat belt assemblies, rear seat buckle assemblies and child tethers at no cost to the customer.

Ford has received no reports of injury or incident in connection with these three recalls.

Owners with questions about any of the recalls can contact Ford customer service at (800) 392-3673.