Ford issued a recall Wednesday for more than 91,000 vehicles in North America due to a fuel pump issue the automaker said could potentially cause some vehicles to stall.
The fuel pump control module is at risk of failing, which Ford said in the recall notice could cause the engine to not start or “stall without warning while driving.”
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FORD ISSUES 2 SAFETY RECALLS AND ONE SAFETY COMPLIANCE RECALL
ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2016 | DEARBORN, MICH. | BY FORD MOTOR COMPANY
– Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety recalls and one safety compliance recall in North America. Details are as follows:
Ford issues safety recall for certain 2013-15 Ford and Lincoln vehicles to replace fuel pump control module. Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 86,000 2013-15 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT vehicles with 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct injection engines, as well as Ford Police Interceptor sedans to replace fuel pump control modules.
In the affected vehicles, the fuel pump control module could fail, which may cause an engine to not start or stall. In some cases, the engine could stall without warning while driving and without the ability to restart, increasing the risk of a crash. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.
The recall covers only a subset of certain cars within a model family, including the Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKT SUVs and Ford Police Interceptor sedans, according to a recall notice posted on Ford’s website.
All of the impacted vehicles have model years between 2013 and 2015, along with 3.5-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engines.
In addition, Ford said it would also replace the fuel injection pumps on some 2015-2016 Ford Transit cans. While the company said it is not aware of any injuries or crashes associated with the fuel pump issue, they will notify affected customers who need to bring in their vehicles for a free repair.
See If Your Ford Vehicle is Impacted
If you want to see if your vehicle is impacted, check out Ford’s safety recall page and enter your vehicle identification number (VIN). Recall or Field Service Action information starting from 01/01/1999 is available on the their safety recall page.
The automaker also announced it would update the power window software for 23,000 2017 Ford Escape vehicles as part of a safety compliance recall. The power window system “may exceed the regulatory requirement for remote actuation closing force, increasing the risk of injury,” the notice said.