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November 14, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V806000
Driver Air Bag Module Plastic Cover may Detach


If the air bag cover separates during deployment, it can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V806000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 268

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2019 Lincoln Nautilus vehicles that are not equipped with Adaptive Front Steering. The plastic cover on the driver frontal air bag module may detach during air bag deployment.

Remedy


Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S38.
 

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November 28, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V845000
Transmission Clutch Slip and Fluid Leak


A transmission fluid leak in the presence of an ignition source such as hot engine or exhaust components can increase the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V845000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,828

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Ford Focus vehicles equipped with a 1.0L Fox GTDI engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. The clutch may fracture, resulting in damage to the transmission assembly and possibly a transmission fluid leak.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update vehicles with software that detects and prevents prolonged clutch slip, and will replace the clutch, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 7, 2019. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S07. Note: This recall is an expansion of Recall 18V-169.
 

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December 18, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V894000
Block Heater Cable Splice Connector May Corrode


When the heater is plugged in, prolonged corrosion could cause a resistive short, increasing the risk of overheated or melted wiring and a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V894000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components ENGINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 410,289

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2019 Ford F-150 and 2017-2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty, F-350 Super Duty, F-450 Super Duty, and F-550 Super Duty pick-up trucks equipped with an engine block heater. Water and contaminants may get into the block heater cable's splice connector causing corrosion and damage.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and seal the block heater cable, or replace it, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 7, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S45.
 

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January 7, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V001000
Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V001000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 782,384

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014 Ford Mustang vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A."

Additionally, Ford is recalling certain 2011 Ford Ranger and Mercury Milan vehicles, 2011-2012 Ford Fusion and Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ vehicles and 2011-2014 Ford Mustang vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B."

Ford is also recalling certain 2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles, 2010-2011 Ford Ranger and Mercury Milan vehicles, 2010-2012 Ford Fusion and Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ vehicles, and 2010-2014 Ford Mustang vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of AK, CO, CT, ID, IA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MT, NH, NY, ND, OR, RI, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, and WY or "Zone C."

These vehicles are equipped with air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, used as original equipment or replacement equipment (such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bags), that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 18, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall 19S01.
 

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February 11, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V075000
Unexpected Transmission Downshift


Unexpectedly downshifting into first gear may result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V075000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,263,051

Summary


Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2011-2013 F-150 vehicles equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The transmission may unexpectedly downshift into first gear, regardless of vehicle speed.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 4, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S07
 

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January 2, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V023000
Insufficient Front Seat Frame Weld/FMVSS 207, 210

A loose seat back can increase the risk of injury in a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V023000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 63

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2019 Ford EcoSport vehicles. The front seat frames may have been improperly welded, resulting in the seat back being improperly secured. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems," and 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."


Remedy

Ford has notified owners, and dealers will replace the front seat assemblies, free of charge. Parts are currently not available. An interim owner notification was mailed on February 15, 2019 to inform owners of the issue. A second notice will be sent when parts are available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18C08.
 

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January 14, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V031000
Failure of Hands-off the Wheel Alerts


If the system remains active despite the driver not having their hands on the wheel, the driver's inattention may increase the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V031000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components LANE DEPARTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,276

Summary


Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2019 Lincoln Nautilus vehicles. The Lane Center Assist system may not adequately detect if a driver has their hands off the steering wheel for a prolonged period of time.

Remedy

Ford has notified owners, and dealers will update the Power Steering Control Module software, free of charge. The recall began on January 25, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S02.
 

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February 1, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V071000
Unintentional Shift out of Park


If the vehicle can be shifted out of Park without the brake applied, the vehicle may unexpectedly move. Unintentional vehicle movement can increase the risk of injury or crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V071000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,992

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2019 Ranger vehicles equipped with 10-speed automatic transmissions. In some of these vehicles, the transmission shift lever can be moved from the "Park" position without the key in the starting system and without depressing the brake pedal. As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection."

Remedy

Ford has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the transmission floor shift selector interlock assembly, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began February 22, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19C02.
 

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February 11, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V076000
Instrument Cluster May Go Blank on Start-Up

A blank instrument cluster will not show important information like vehicle speed, fuel or temperature level, or safety system warnings. Driving with an inoperative cluster can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V076000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 4,212

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2019 Ford Mustang, Lincoln Nautilus, and Lincoln Navigator vehicles. At vehicle start-up, the Instrument Panel Cluster Assembly (IPC) may not function, showing a blank display. As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, "Controls and Displays."

Remedy

Ford has notified owners, and dealers will reprogram the Instrument Panel Cluster Assembly (IPC), free of charge. The recall began March 8, 2019. Owners may contact customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19C03.
 

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February 11, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V077000
Doors May Open While Driving


A door latch that is not fully engaged may result in a door opening while driving, increasing the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V077000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected 27,609

Summary


Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Lincoln Continental vehicles. The door latch pawl motors may not function properly, possibly resulting in a door latch not fully engaging.

Remedy


Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the latch assemblies on all four doors, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S03.
 

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February 15, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V099000
Protection From High Voltage/FMVSS 305


Potential contact with high voltage sources increases the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V099000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,108

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2019 Fusion Energi Hybrid models. The affected vehicles may not adequately protect against direct and indirect contact of high voltage sources during normal operation. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 305, "Electric-Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection."

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install a Bus Electrical Center (BEC) cover over the high voltage fuses, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 1,2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19C05.
 

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February 20, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V110000
Incorrect Driver Frontal Air bag Installed


In the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, the wrong air bag may not work correctly, increasing the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V110000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 4

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2019 Jetta vehicles. An incorrect driver frontal airbag may have been installed during a service/repair visit.

Remedy

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag with the correct part, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 19, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69Y7.
 

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February 26, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V125000
Wheelchair Lift may Raise too High/FMVSS 403


If the wheelchair lift platform stops above the vehicle floor, the wheelchair user can tip inwards towards the vehicle when exiting the lift, increasing their risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V125000

Manufacturer New England Wheels

Components EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Potential Number of Units Affected 3

Summary


New England Wheels (New England) is recalling certain 2008, 2013 and 2014 Ford E-250 vehicles modified to be equipped with Ricon Wheelchair lifts. The wheelchair lift positioning input cam may fail while the lift is in use, allowing the platform to travel higher than the vehicle's floor height. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 403, "Platform Lift Systems."

Remedy

New England has notified owners, and Ricon dealers will replace the lift positioning input cam, free of charge. The recall began on March 18, 2019. Owners may contact Ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884 or New England customer service at 1-978-663-9724.
 

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April 8, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V278000
Damage to Block Heater Connector 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: 19V278000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components EQUIPMENT, ENGINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 131,068

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2019 Ford F-150 and 2017-2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty, F-350 Super Duty, F-450 Super Duty, and F-550 Super Duty pick-up trucks equipped with an engine block heater and previously remedied under recall 18V894. During the previous repair, the block heater cable's splice connector may have been damaged.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will disable the engine block heater from being used. When replacement cables become available, a second notice will be mailed and dealers will replace the engine block heater cord, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 22, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S11.
 

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March 26, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V236000
Brake Light may Randomly Illuminate/FMVSS 108


If the brake lights incorrectly illuminate, it can confuse other drivers, possibly increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V236000

Manufacturer Excellance, Inc

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 36

Summary


Excellance, Inc. (Excellance) is recalling certain 2018 Ambulances and Emergency Vehicles built on Ford E-350, E-450, F-650, F-550 4x4, Chevrolet G4500, G4500 Diesel, C3500, G3500, Freightliner M2, International 4300, and Dodge 4500 chassis and equipped with Whelen brake lights. Depending on the specific wiring of the vehicle, these brake lights may illuminate when the brake pedal has not been pressed. 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

Excellance has notified owners, instructing them to contact Whelen to have the brake lights replaced, free of charge. The recall began on March 26, 2019. Owners may contact Whelen customer service at 1-860-718-2331 or Execellance at 1-256-772-9321.
 

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May 13, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V366000
Shifter position may incorrectly indicate 'Park'

If the gear shift lever position does not match the actual transmission gear, the vehicle may move in an unexpected direction. Additionally, despite selecting 'Park', if the parking brake is not applied before the vehicle is exited, the vehicle may roll. Either scenario increases the risk of crash or injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V366000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,534

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2019 Ranger vehicles. The fasteners that attach the transmission shifter cable bracket to the transmission may loosen allowing the transmission to be in a different gear than indicated by the gear shift lever position.

Remedy


Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the transmission shift cable bracket fasteners as necessary, and verify the proper transmission shift operation, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 1, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S15.
 

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May 13, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V362000
Unintentional Rollaway Due to Detached Shift Cable


If the vehicle is exited without the transmission being in Park and without the parking brake being applied, the vehicle may unexpectedly move, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V362000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 259,182

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2013-2016 Fusion vehicles equipped with 2.5 liter engines. The bushing that attaches the transmission shifter cable to the transmission may degrade over time and cause the bushing to detach from the transmission. The condition could allow the driver to move the shift lever to Park and remove the ignition key, while the transmission may not be in Park, with no warning message or audible chime.

Remedy

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin May 28, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S16. Note: Owners are directed to use the parking brake until the recall remedy repairs can be made. This recall is an expansion of 18V471.
 

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June 10, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V432000
Transmission Failure And Loss of Drive Power


A sudden loss of drive power increases the risk of a crash. Transferring occupants of a disabled school bus or ambulance to another vehicle increases their risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V432000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 3,868

Summary


Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2009-2016 Ford Econoline vehicles equipped with a 5R110W transmission, 5.4L engine, and a school bus or ambulance preparation package. A weld within the coast clutch may fail, causing an unexpected loss of drive power.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the single-engaging coast one-way clutch with a new dual-engaging one-way clutch, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk will be mailed July 22, 2019. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available which is expected to be in September 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S20.
 

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June 10, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V433000
Unexpected Transmission Downshift


Unexpectedly downshifting into first gear may result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V433000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 107,857

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2013 F-150 vehicles equipped with 5.0L or 6.2L gasoline engines, that previously had the powertrain control module (PCM) software reprogrammed under recall 19V-075. The software used to reprogram the PCM did not have the necessary updates to prevent the transmission from unexpectedly downshifting into first gear, regardless of vehicle speed.

Remedy


Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module, free of charge. The recall began June 24, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S19.
 

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June 10, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V435000
Rear Suspension Toe Links May Fracture


A fractured rear toe link will cause a sudden change in vehicle handling and increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V435000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,194,173

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Explorer vehicles. The rear suspension toe links may fracture due to stress on the rear suspension.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear suspension toe links, free of charge. The recall began June 26, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S17.
 
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