Two recalls are safety recalls, while the third has to do with safety compliance (it’s a software glitch)
If you’re the owner of a 2013-2015 Taurus or Flex or 2013-2015 Lincoln MKS, MKT equipped with Ford’s 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost, then you will probably have to drop by to have your car checked in the near future. The Blue Oval is issuing a recall for these models totaling around 88,000 vehicles from the US, Canada and Mexico.
Apparently, “the fuel pump control module could fail, which may cause an engine to not start or stall. In some cases, the engine could stall without warning while driving and without the ability to restart, increasing the risk of a crash,” said Ford.
The second recall announced by the automaker involves the Transit van equipped with the 3.2-liter five-cylinder diesel engine. It says that certain 2015 and 2016 model year Transits sporting this power plant have an improper fuel pump that could make the engine either stall while on the go or not start at all.
A total of around 2,500 oil-burning Transits are affected by this, of which only 457 units are from Canada; the rest are all on US soil.
The third and final recall issued is different to the other two, and Ford defines it as a “safety compliance recall,” rather than one of the regular “safety” variety. It involves around 23,000 Escape models registered in North America whose “power window system configuration may exceed the regulatory requirement for remote actuation closing force, increasing the risk of injury.”