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December 4, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V859000
Fuel Lines May Chafe Together Causing Fuel Leak
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V859000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 3,857

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles. Over time, the protective sleeve on the vapor fuel line may chafe through the plastic liquid fuel line and cause a fuel leak.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install a longer protective sleeve on the liquid fuel line, as necessary, free of charge. Owners will be notified of the safety risk with an interim letter on January 20, 2020. A second notice will be sent once parts are available, expected to be late in the first quarter of 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S49.
 

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December 4, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V864000
Tailgate May Open Unexpectedly
Unintended tailgate opening may allow unrestrained cargo to fall out of the truck bed and become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V864000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected 231,664

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Super Duty F-250, F-350, and F-450 trucks equipped with an electric tailgate latch release switch mounted in the tailgate handle. Water may enter the electrical wiring system and cause a short circuit, activating the switch and releasing the tailgate latches.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will modify the tailgate/frame wiring harnesses by adding jumper pigtails to isolate the tailgate release control circuits and will install a new tailgate handle release switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 20, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S48.
 

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December 11, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V880000
Fire after Seat Belt Pretensioner Deployment
A vehicle fire could result if materials ignite inside the vehicle.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V880000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components STRUCTURE, SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 490,574

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017-2019 F-Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 SuperCrew Cab vehicles with carpet flooring. If a front seat belt pretensioner deploys as the result of a crash, the sparks may ignite materials such as carpeting or insulation within the B-pillar area.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will apply heat resistant tape to the carpet and its insulation, and modify the B-Pillar insulation as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 20, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S52.
 

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December 18, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V904000
ABS Valve May Remain Open after ABS Event
If the valves do not properly close, additional brake pedal travel may be required to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V904000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected 600,166

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2006-2010 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Lincoln Zephyr and MKZ vehicles. The valves within the ABS Hydraulic Control Units (HCU) may react with brake fluids containing specific corrosion preventative additives. This reaction may cause the valves to not close properly.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will flush the brake system with DOT 4 fluid and install a new brake fluid reservoir cap. In addition, the HCU will be tested to detect a possible stuck valve condition, replacing the HCU as necessary. All services will be performed free of charge. Owners will be notified of the safety risk with an interim letter on January 13, 2020. A second notice will be sent once parts are available, expected to be late in the first quarter of 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S54.
 

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December 18, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V903000
Damaged Spare Tire Can Lose Air Pressure or Detach
The damage can cause the tire to rapidly lose air pressure or detach from the wheel, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V903000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected 33

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020 F-150 trucks equipped with 17-inch spare tires. The spare tire could have been damaged when it was installed on the rim.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the spare tire, free of charge. The recall began January 13, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S55.
 

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March 9, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V137000
Replacement Blower Motor May Short
A resistive electrical short increases the risk of a fire.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V137000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected 5,384

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2019 Ranger vehicles previously repaired under recall 19V-726. The service replacement Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) blower motor that was installed may have an improper clearance between an electrical terminal and the conductive base plate that may result in an resistive electrical short.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the HVAC blower motor, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 6, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S12.
 

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February 21, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V097000
Daytime Running Lights May Not Dim/FMVSS 108
DRL that cannot dim may reduce the visibility of other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V097000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 166,196

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018-2020 F-150 trucks equipped with high series LED headlamps with Autolamp (On/Off) functionality. The Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) may remain activated instead of dimming to parking lamps when the Master Lighting Switch (MLS) is manually rotated from the "Autolamps" switch position to "Headlamps On." As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment."

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the body control module, free of charge. The recall began March 10, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20C03.
 

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February 21, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V098000
Damage To Block Heater Cable May Cause Fire
A damaged cable could cause a resistive short, increasing the risk of overheated or melted wiring, increasing the risk of a fire.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V098000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components EQUIPMENT, ENGINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 13,854

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2016 F-150 pick-up trucks equipped with 3.5L GTDI engines and block immersion heaters that were potentially relocated from their originally installed location. The incorrect location could put the heater too close to hot engine components, possibly resulting in a damaged cable.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the block heater's location and its cable, replacing components as necessary, free of charge. If the replacement parts are not available, dealers will disable the existing block heater cable from being used until parts become available. The recall is expected to begin April 6, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S08.
 

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February 21, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V099000
Driveshaft May Separate From Rear Axle
If the driveshaft separates, there may be a loss of drive, increasing the risk of crash. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied, unintended vehicle movement can occur and increase the risk of injury or crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V099000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 319

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020 F-550 and 2021 E-350 and E-450 vehicles. The rear axle differential fluid may be below the minimum level, possibly resulting in a failure of the rear axle assembly and driveshaft separation.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear axle differential fluid level and adjust it, or replace the rear axle as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 23, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S09.
 
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