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"
Door Ajar Light Won't Shut Off
Ford owners are dealing with a door ajar warning lights that won’t shut off. 2011-2013 Ford Edge owners, in particular, are having this problem in record numbers. The problem happens just outside the car’s standard warranty and has prompted…Continue reading article "Door Ajar Light Won't Shut Off"
MyFord Touch Complaints
Ford's customer satisfaction has been in steady decline since 2010. MyFord Touch was also released in 2010. This is not a coincidence. The system was Ford's attempt at an all-in-one, in-dash communication and entertainment system. What owne…Continue reading article "MyFord Touch Complaints"
What Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- door ajar light stays on in the 2013 Edge
- door ajar light stays on in the 2011 Edge
- door ajar light stays on in the 2012 Edge
- loses power, wrench light on in the 2011 Edge
- engine stalls/shuts down while driving in the 2013 Edge
What Breaks the Most
1st Generation (2007–2014) Edge Key Numbers
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"
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 has reluctantly settled a class-action lawsuit for using defective Takata airbags.
Although agreeing to settle the case without the court deciding right or wrong, Ford continues to deny all liability and wrongdoing concerning the vehicles. The automaker says it decided to settle to get the matter over with and avoid the cost of further litigation.
This isn't the first time Ford has acted reluctant when it comes to Takata problems. Owners can expect to see the following benefits regardless of Ford doing it out of the kindness of their heart or the protection of their checkbooks.…keep reading article "Takeways from Ford's Takata Class-Action Settlement"
There’s a new Explorer carbon monoxide lawsuit in town, and this one is expanding the size of the problem.
[Plaintiff Mary] Boatner says that on July 6 she drove the Explorer from Alabama to Michigan and noticed a strong chemical odor. Ms. Boatner rolled down her windows for fresh air but the odor was still there … When Ms. Boatner arrived in Michigan, and for several days thereafter, she allegedly experienced restlessness, lack of focus, fatigue, nausea and headaches.
Mrs. Boatner owns a 2017 Explorer, which falls outside the scope of the current NHTSA investigation.…keep reading article "Ford Sued (Again) for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning "
Takata says there are 2.7 million Ford and Nissan vehicles that should be recalled because they contain dangerous airbags.
Given their propensity to explode in people's faces, it seems only logical to follow that advice. Nissan’s on board but Ford isn’t sold on the idea because the airbags contain a drying agent that’s supposed to protect the inflators.
“Unlike the tens of millions of airbag inflators already recalled in millions of vehicles, the 2.7 million inflators have a drying agent (desiccant) called calcium sulfate used to protect the explosive chemical, ammonium nitrate, from moisture.”…keep reading article "Ford Isn’t Sold On This Whole “Takata Recall” Thing"
"DOOR AJAR" When put together those two simple words strike fear into 2011–2013 Ford Edge owners. According to many, the dashboard warning light never shuts off. Never, ever.
Yes, even when all the doors are closed. Yes, even after the doors are double and triple checked. Yes, even after the owner slams the dash out of frustration.…keep reading article "Investigation Into the Non-Stop 'Door Ajar' Light in the Ford Edge"
Ford Edge owners shouldn't expect a recall for any cracked 22" alloy wheels after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) put the kibosh on its investigation.
The investigation was opened in May 2015 after an owner complained their wheel split and sent the car off the road.
"NHTSA determined the Ford Edge wheel failed because a severe impact caused a crack in the wheel that eventually expanded around the wheel. Based on the evidence, investigators saw a rough appearance that showed a rapid stress fracture but no abnormalities or unique features associated with the site of the fracture."
NHTSA did say it will continue to monitor complaints, so if you've had similar issues tell us about it here.keep reading article "2014 Ford Edge Cracked Alloy Wheels Investigation Closed"