More than 221,200 Vehicles Affected by three Ford Safety Recalls

More than 221,200 Vehicles Affected by three Ford Safety Recalls
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March 26, 2015

Ford is issuing three safety recalls in North America.

The recalls affect more than 221,200 vehicles across the United States, Mexico and Canada and include personal vehicles as well as those used for first responders, police officers and car service industry.

No accidents or injuries are attributed to these conditions.

Interior Door Handle Recall

Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 213,000 2011-2013 Ford Explorer and Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles for an issue with the spring that controls the interior door handles. If the spring is unseated, the door may become unlatched in a side-impact crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Affected vehicles include certain 2011-2013 Ford Explorer and Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles built at a Chicago assembly plant.

Dealers will inspect all four interior door handle assemblies and repair or replace the handles as necessary at no cost to the customer.

Vacuum Pump Relay Recall

Ford is issuing a safety recall for 1,725 2013-2015 Lincoln MKT limo and hearse vehicles in North America for an issue with the vacuum pump relay that could result in an under-hood fire.

Ford is aware of two under-hood fires, but no accidents or injuries believed to be related to this condition.

Affected vehicles include certain 2013-2015 Lincoln MKT limo and hearse vehicles built at the Oakville assembly plant.

Dealers will replace the vacuum pump relay and associated wiring at no cost to the customer.

Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor

Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 6,500 2011-2013 Ford F-Series Super Duty ambulance vehicles and 2014-2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty ambulance and emergency vehicles equipped with 6.7-liter diesel engines in North America. The exhaust gas temperature sensors may not function properly, causing the vehicle to incorrectly identify a high temperature condition.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries attributed to this condition, and that includes patients riding in the ambulance vehicles. The company is taking this action because of the unique nature of ambulance and emergency vehicles.

Affected vehicles were built at the Kentucky truck plant.

Dealers will update the software on affected vehicles at no cost to the customer.