Ford Issues Four Recalls Affecting Trucks, Vans, and Crossovers
Ford announced today that it would be recalling its Transit and Transit Connect vans, F-150 pickup, and Flex crossover in four separate recalls. Another recall was announced for the Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, and Lincoln Town Car.
Approximately 27,600 2014 Transit Connect compact vans equipped with the 2.5L I-4 are being recalled for incorrect routing of the fuel and vapor lines. The improper routing can cause the lines to rub together, potentially resulting in a leak that could cause a fire.
About 90 (yes, just 90) 2015 Transit fullsize vans are being recalled as well for an issue with the bracket that attaches the fuel filter to the van’s frame. The bracket could come loose, which could result in fuel starvation and an engine stall.
Ford will also be recalling 960 2014 F-150 pickups for a brake pedal position sensor issue. The sensor may not be able to accurately tell when the pedal is depressed, meaning brake lights may not come on when they’re supposed to. Additionally, on models equipped with cruise control, pressing the brake pedal may not deactivate cruise control. Ford advises owners of the affected vehicles not to use this feature until their trucks are repaired. As always, pressing the “off” button will deactivate cruise control.
The company is also recalling just under 135,000 2014 Flex and 2014 F-150 models for a potential problem with the passenger seat sensing system. The system may not detect when an adult is in the passenger seat, which would mean the airbag wouldn’t deploy in the event of a collision, obviously increasing the risk of passenger injury.
In spite of the breadth of these recalls, Ford is unaware of any accidents or injuries as a result of the issues. As usual, owners should expect to receive the necessary recall repairs free of charge.