Ford Issues Multiple Recalls For Axle, Electrical, Brake Issues
Crossovers, Commercial Chassis Models Affected
Lately, the word "recall" has become synonymous with General Motors, due to the company's unprecedented number of recalls covering more than 20 million vehicles. But the fact of the matter is, recalls are a regular part of doing business as an automaker, and GM is not alone in having them. Ford just issued multiple recalls covering more than 100,000 models in North America.
The largest single recall by number of units affected is for the right front axle in 2013-2014 Ford Edge, Flex and Lincoln MKX and MKT models. Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS models are also affected. The right front axles on these models may not have been properly installed and could move outward over time, becoming disengaged. No injuries have been reported with this issue. A total of 83,000 vehicles in the U.S., 8,200 in Canada, and 600 vehicles in Mexico are affected.
On 5,264 2011-2014 F59 Commercial Stripped Chassis models, there is a defect with the electrical system that may result in a fire. An issue with the brake system has also been identified on 600 F52 and F59 commercial chassis.
Rounding out the recalls are 2014 Escape crossovers equipped with the panoramic glass roof option that was not glued properly during assembly and 368 Transit Connect vans in Puerto Rico for an issue with the washer fluid reservoir cap.