Ford Floats Six Recall Campaigns Spanning Over 100K Vehicles
Ford (NYSE:F) on Tuesday revealed that it is recalling over 100,000 vehicles for various issues, ranging from improperly installed right-hand halfshafts to panoramic glass roof issues and leaky fuel tanks. A Ford spokesperson confirmed to Reuters that the company is not aware of any injuries or deaths relating to any of the problems.
The bulk of the vehicles, consisting of 92,000 2013-2014 Ford Taurus sedans, the Ford Flex crossover, the Lincoln MKS sedan and Lincoln MKT crossovers, as well as the 2012-2014 Ford Edge and 2014 Lincoln MKX SUVs. That’s for the halfshafts, which run from the transaxle in the middle of the car to the right and left front wheels; Ford says that the halfshafts could slip out of place, and cause unexpected and unwelcome movement of the vehicle.
A total of 5,264 model year 2011-2014 Ford F59 Commercial Stripped Chassis vehicles are being recalled, for concerns that the electrical system may short-circuit and possibly lead to a fire, though none have so far been reported, the company said.
Ford is also bringing in 2,100 Ford Escape crossover SUVs — that’s for the panoramic sunroofs, which were reportedly not glued properly during assembly. The poor Ford Escape has been the subject of numerous recalls since the new generation was released, including a recall campaign for 692,700 of the SUVs for issues pertaining to its doorhandles back in early May. Potential fire concerns have also plagued the car.