Ford Recalls Explorer, Lincoln MKT Limo, and Super Duty Ambulance
Door Handle Spring, Vacuum Pump Relay, EGT Sensor Recalled
Ford issued three recalls today affecting three models from 2011-2015. The largest of the recalls affects the 2011-2013 Ford Explorer and Police Interceptor Utility models. The recall involves a spring controlling the interior door handles. If the spring becomes unseated, it could result in the door becoming unlatched in a side impact collision, increasing the potential for passenger injury. 212,911 units in total are affected, with 194,484 in the U.S. Door handle assemblies will be repaired or replaced as necessary.
The second recall involves 1,725 model year 2013-2015 Lincoln MKT limousine and hearse models for a vacuum pump relay issue that could result in an underhood fire. Ford says two incidents of underhood fires have been reported but no serious injuries or accidents have been reported. The vacuum pump relay and associated wiring will be replaced by dealers.
Finally, a recall is being issued for 2011-2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty ambulance and emergency vehicles for a faulty exhaust gas temperature sensor, causing the vehicle to incorrectly identify a high-temperature condition, affecting vehicle performance. A total of 6,472 units are affected, 6,322 of them in the U.S. Dealers will update the powertrain software to rectify the issue.
Concerned owners are encouraged to call 800-392-3673 for Ford models and 800-521-4140 for Lincoln models.