Ford Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags
A large number of Subaru vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).Continue reading article "Ford Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags"
F-150's Single Cup Seal Master Cylinder is Leaking
Ford switched to a single-seal-cup master cylinder design for the 2013 F-150 and it didn’t take long for owners to start complaining about spongy brake pedals and a sudden inability to stop their trucks.Continue reading article "F-150's Single Cup Seal Master Cylinder is Leaking"
Door Latch Failure
Ford is having a tough time with its door latches. The seemingly simple devices keep finding new ways to fail allowing doors to fly open while driving, or rebound and hit you when you go to close them. The issues have been investigated and …Continue reading article "Door Latch Failure"
Power Steering (EPAS) Failure
Power steering is one of those things you don't think about until it's gone. And owners of Ford cars with electronic power assisted steering (EPAS) are thinking about it all the damn time, if you catch my drift.Continue reading article "Power Steering (EPAS) Failure"
Freestar Torque Converter Failure
A faulty torque converter was causing widespread and dangerous transmission problems for owners of the 2004-05 Ford Freestar. The problem was investigated and eventually recalled, but did the recall cover everybody it should have?…Continue reading article "Freestar Torque Converter Failure"
Ford thinks there's a good chance windshields can pop off the latest F-Series trucks during a crash
because they weren't properly bonded to the structure. And while no injuries have been reported yet, the automaker says this greatly increases the chances of something bad happening during a collision. Yep, that checks out. Owners should be on the lookout for recall notices during the first week of April.…keep reading article "F-Series Windshields Recalled for Popping Out During Crashes"
Ford may have used obsolete Takata replacement parts during a previous recall, extending what already feels like a never-ending airbag saga.
Some Ford dealerships kept defective parts on their shelves long after they should have been tossed, and those wound up being used in vehicles as part of a collision of theft repair. Now Ford needs to re-recall 154,000 vehicles to inspect part numbers and replace the inflators if neccessary.…keep reading article "Ford Recalls Trucks That Received Obsolete Replacement Takata Parts"
Ford is recalling a problem that can cause a sudden loss of power while driving or an unexpected rollaway while parking. Neither of these things are ideal.
The issue revolves around excess vibration that can prematurely snap a link shaft bracket somewhere in the powertrain. I'm guessing the transmission? Maybe the flux capacitor? Who can say for sure.…keep reading article "Little Known Bracket Recalled For Causing Big Time Problems in 16,000 Ford Vehicles"
Ford needs to repair 18 driveshafts that they believe have fractured weld seams.
Only trouble is they'll have to recall a heck of a lot of vehicles to find them. The affected vehicles are all 2020 Ford Explorers or Lincoln Aviators built in Chicago between 08/24/2019 and 09/30/2019. That's roughly 12,200 vehicles.
So while less than 1% will actually have the problem, it's imperative that all affected owners bring their SUVs in for inspection.…keep reading article "A Handful of 2020 Explorers and Aviators Have a Dangerous Driveshaft Defect. Now Ford Just Needs to Find Them."
Ford is recalling over 2,100 Fusion Energi sedans to prevent accidental electrocutions.
There are small gaps behind an access panel that allow for physical contact with an uncovered, high-voltage fuse. Engineers made the shocking discovery while inspecting the 2019 model year. To meet federal safety standards (and to stop frying its customers) Ford will install better covers starting on April 1st.keep reading article "Engineers Made a Shocking Discovery About the 2019 Fusion Energi"
Ford is recalling the 2011-2013 F-150 because it can suddenly downshift, causing whiplash and at least five crashes.
The 6-speed transmission is dropping into 1st gear due to a communication breakdown between the transmission output speed sensor and the powertrain control module (PCM). This can happen at any speed and without warning. Ford believes they can fix the issue with an update to the PCM software.keep reading article "F-150 Recalled for Suddenly Dropping Into 1st Gear"
The 2019 Ranger’s gear shifter interlock is being recalled because it could allow the truck to shift out of park unintentionally.
The interlock is supposed to prevent the transmission from shifting when the vehicle is off or the driver’s foot isn’t pressing the brake pedal. However, Ford admits that wiring can interfere with the shifter interlock override and prevent the gear shifter from locking in the PARK position.keep reading article "Regrettable Rollaway Ranger Recall Really Rucks"
Look who’s back in the news – Takata airbag inflators, the long-running nemesis of peace and joy, will need to be replaced in 953,000 Ford vehicles.
Ford dealers will replace the passenger frontal airbag inflators or modules, but the automaker didn't announce when the recall will begin.…keep reading article "4th Major Expansion Announced for Takata Airbags in Ford Vehicles"
Ford is recalling a small number of 2019 EcoSports because an insufficient weld may reduce the strength of the front seats in a crash.
The automaker says
the bad weld is between the A-bracket on the front seatback and the side member.
The seats will be replaced.keep reading article "2019 EcoSport Front Seats May Not Be Strong Enough in Crash"
Ford has recalled over 874,000 F-Series trucks with engine block heaters that can start a fire when plugged into the wall.
The automaker believes a low and unshielded mounting position is allowing road salt to corrode the heater cable’s splice connector, causing at least three known fires.
Block heaters are made for cold climates. Road salt is too. I'm not sure how those blockheads forgot to shield those cables in the first place.keep reading article "Engine Block Heaters Recaled for Starting Fires in F-Series Trucks"
Ford announced they’ll soon be recalling more Focus cars to prevent clutch fractures that can lead to fires.
the cars can experience clutch slips that cause elevated temperatures that damage the clutch plates.This may cause the transmission housings and clutch covers to leak transmission fluid.
Ford knew about the clutch plate fractures and the threat of fires as evidenced by a previous recall. But it wasn’t until European models with the same B6 transmission started to go up in smoke that Ford decided to expand its previous recall … I guess we could call it, effort?…keep reading article "Clutch Recall Expanded to Prevent Fires in Ford Focus"
Ford’s $450,000 supercar is at risk of becoming the world’s most expensive bonfire.
The automaker says no crashes or injuries have been reported, but one fire was caused by hydraulic fluid that leaked from the valve block assembly. The leaking fluid made contact with hot exhaust parts and caused the fire.
The recalled 2017-2018 GTs were built between 12/20/2016 and 07/31/2018.keep reading article "GT Recalled to Prevent World’s Most Expensive Bonfire"
Ford has issued a small but important electrical recall for 87 vehicles with improperly secured power supply cables.
The cables are at the starters and alternators and the unsecured connections could cause electrical arcs. Those arcs could easily start fires.
There are so many recalls these days that it’s no longer shocking when brand new vehicles get called back for repairs. But it really makes you wonder wire these automakers can’t get their act together.
Puns aside, find out if your vehicle is affected here. It only takes a minute, so watt are you waiting for?keep reading article "Unsecured Connections Are Causing Electrical Arcs in Newer Ford Models"
Of all the things that can start a fire in your truck, I’m guessing you were never really worried about the seat belts.
Between April and October 2017, Ford knew of four reports of localized interior fires that occurred on 2015-2016 F-150s after the seat belt pretensioners deployed. An investigation on the four trucks was opened that focused on the front seat belt pretensioners (both retractor and lap anchor), electrical wiring, insulation and carpeting.
Pretensioners use a small explosive charge to lock the seat belt in place during an accident. Except, the F-150’s charges aren’t small and have been producing “excessive sparks” that smolder on interior panels and sometimes start a fire.
The recall covers both the Regular and SuperCrew Cabs.keep reading article "Millions of F-150s Recalled Because Their Seat Belts Are Starting Fires After Crashes"
Ford is warning even more 2006 Ranger owners to stop driving their trucks immediately because the airbags can kill them.
Last month Ford sent a message to 3,000 owners saying their trucks need to be parked because of an elevated risk of safety. They even insist on towing the vehicles to the dealership for repair because driving them is just too dangerous. 😳 This latest warning affects 33,400 additional owners.
The affected trucks were built between 08/10/2005 to 12/15/2005, and 08/05/2005 to 11/04/2005.keep reading article "Ford Warns More 2006 Ranger Owners to Stop Driving Their Trucks Immediately"
You know what feels like a long time ago? The first Takata inflator recall in May of 2013.
That’s back when we were young and optimistic that the issue would be resolved quickly.
Now I can hardly remember what it feels like to have hope at all. Especially as we stare down the barrel of another recall expansion for passenger-side inflators in the Mustang, Edge, Fusion, and Ranger. CarComplaints.com has information on which model years and zones.…keep reading article "It Never Ends. Takata Recalls Expanded by 328,000 Vehicles"
Like it or not, Ford is going to need to recall nearly 3 million vehicles with Takata airbags.
Back in July, Ford filed a petition to delay the recalls so they could investigate the matter further. Time’s up.
“NHTSA says the request for additional testing by the automakers isn't reasonable based on the data that has been collected.”
This isn’t a no harm, no foul situation. Delaying the recall puts people’s lives at risk and it’s not a good look for Ford.keep reading article "Ford’s Petition to Stop Takata Recall Has Been Denied"
Ford is recalling 15,000 F-150’s from the 2017 model year.
David Woods, reporting for CarComplaints.com says
_The 2017 trucks are equipped with 10-speed automatic transmissions that can remain in gear no matter where the gear shift lever is positioned. Ford says a pin that attaches the transmission shift linkage to the transmission can come out, leaving the shift lever unable to change gears.
In other words, the shift lever might say “park” while the transmission is still very much in “drive.” Until the fix is ready, now would be a very good time to become friends with your parking brake.keep reading article "2017 F-150 Could Remain in Gear, Even if Your Gear Shifter Says Otherwise"
Two words that I'm tired of typing and you're sick of hearing about. Yet here we are with another recall of 816,000 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles that have ticking time-bombs for airbags. Some vehicles are being recalled for the second time.…keep reading article "Ford Tire-Deep in Another Takata Recall"
2012–13 Ford Focus owners made enough noise about their unreliable doors to spark an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) back in January.
The owners were tired of their doors flying open while driving, the "door ajar" light never turning off, and whatnot. The investigation found that the problem ran much deeper and it eventually led to a recall of 2.3 million vehicles spread out across 6 Ford and Lincoln models, including the Focus.
Now that the investigation is closing, we'd like to raise a glass of eggnog – the spiked variety – to the owners who filed their complaints online and got the problem fixed.keep reading article "Focus Door Latch Investigation Closed Following Recall"