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June 8, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V332000
Brake Master Cylinder May Leak into Booster
A loss of brake fluid may result in a change in brake pedal travel and feel, increased pedal effort and reduced front brake function, possibly requiring greater effort and distance to stop the vehicle. These conditions can increase the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V332000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected 292,311

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014-2017 F-150 pickup trucks equipped with 3.5L Ecoboost engines. The brake master cylinder may leak brake fluid into the brake booster.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake master cylinder and inspect the brake booster, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin June 29, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S31.
 

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June 23, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V365000
Torque Converter Damper Plate May Fracture
An engine stall or requiring additional braking effort to stop the vehicle can increase the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V365000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 13

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020 Super-Duty F-250, F-350, and F-550 diesel pickups. The transmission torque converter damper plate was not tempered, resulting in a brittle damper plate that may fracture and cause the engine to stall or require increased brake pedal effort in order to stop the vehicle.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission assembly, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin July 6, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S33.
 

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June 23, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V366000
Middle Row Seat Headrest May Be Improperly Welded
An improperly welded headrest bracket may have reduced strength and may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V366000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,620

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles. The attachment bracket for the driver's side second-row seat headrest may not have been sufficiently welded to the seat frame. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 202, "Head Restraints."

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat structure and replace it as needed, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin July 6, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20C12.
 

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July 17, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V413000
Missing Heat Protection Components
Skin contact with certain areas of the cabin interior floor or seat attachments in these high temperature conditions may cause injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V413000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,229

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2021 F-650 and F-750 trucks equipped with 7.3L gasoline engines. The underbody heat shield and other heat-protection components were not installed during assembly. Without these components, the interior cabin floor and seat attachments may reach elevated temperatures in certain driving conditions.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install the missing underbody heat shield, thermal insulator patch, seat base covers, and seat bolt covers, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin August 3, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S36.
 

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July 17, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V414000
Damaged Wiring May Cause Air Bag Malfunction
An air bag that deploys inadvertently increases the risk of a crash. An air bag that does not deploy in the event of a crash increases the risk of injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V414000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components SEATS, AIR BAGS, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 19,299

Summary

Ford Motor Company, Inc. (Ford) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Lincoln MKX and 2019-2020 Nautilus vehicles equipped with 16-way electric tilt seats. The seat cushion frame edge may contact the wire harness when the seat occupant uses the tilt function of the seat, potentially damaging one or more wires within the harness, which can result in either inadvertent deployment of the air bag or nondeployment of the air bag in the event of a crash.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install protective flocking tape onto the exposed edge of the 16-way seat cushion frames, and inspect the wire harness for damage, and repair or replace it as needed, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin August 10, 2020. Owners may contact Ford/Lincoln customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S37.
 

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July 17, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V415000
Side Curtain Air Bags May Not Properly Inflate
In the event of a crash, if the diffuser detaches from the inflator during air bag deployment, the curtain air bag may not inflate properly, increasing the risk of injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V415000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 68

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020 Escape and Transit vehicles. The affected vehicles may have an improperly crimped diffuser in the side curtain air bags which may result in the diffuser detaching from the inflator in the event of an air bag deployment.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side curtain air bag modules, free of charge. An interim letter notifying owners of the safety risk will be mailed August 3, 2020. A second letter will be sent once parts are available, which is expected to be in September 2020. Owners may contact Ford's customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S35.
 
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