Today, March 25th, 2015, Ford Motors Co. (NYSE:F), a global automotive industry leader, released on their website three specific recalls in North America. The company states that no accidents or injuries were reported. All changed on these vehicles made by the company’s dealers, will be at no charge or cost to customers. The three specifications are as follows for the recall:
- 2011-2013 Ford Explorer & Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles
- 2013-2015 Lincoln MKT limo & hearse vehicles
- 2011-2013 Ford F-Series Super Duty ambulance vehicles & 2014-2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty ambulance and emergency vehicles with 6.7-liter diesel engines
The first specification listed above, is recalling approximately 213,000 vehicles due to an issue with a spring, which controls the door handle; ; this issue may cause the door to unlatch in the event of a side-impacted crash. The company’s dealers will inspect the four interior door handles and replace them, if necessary. The second specification is recalling 1,725 vehicles for an issue with the vacuum pump relay, which possibly may lead to an under-hood fire. So far the company report two under-hood fires, with no accidents or injuries related to these events. Dealers will be replacing the vacuum pump relay and required wiring, as needed. The last specification is recalling approximately 6,500 vehicles due to improper functioning of exhaust gas temperature sensors, which leads the vehicle to improperly register high temperature conditions. Dealers will update the software for customers. Ford Motor Co., is merely taking preventative steps to ensure that their customers and use of these vehicles are safe.