Ford Recalls about 433,000 Vehicles Due to Software Malfunction

Ford Recalls about 433,000 Vehicles Due to Software Malfunction
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July 7, 2015

A safety issue is forcing Ford to open up their July with a wide-ranging recall.

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 433,000 vehicles in North America due to an issue with the body control module. Models mentioned in the recall include the 2015 Focus, the 2015 C-Max, and the 2015 Escape.

The discovered defect causes engines to continue to run even after turning the ignition key to the "off" position, or after pressing the "Start/Stop" button. Dealers will update the software for the body control module at no cost to the owner.

Affected owners should receive a notice from Ford. Additionally, owners can go to the Ford website and use the recall search function.

This recall is just one of several that have plagued Ford so far in 2015, including a software issue that prevented the chimes and whistles on the instrument panel from working.