As part of its ongoing efforts to reduce crashes, Ford is recalling 2.9 million vehicles for possible shifting problems. The company filed the recall with the NHTSA. While the cause of the defect is not known, the automaker said heat and humidity can break down shifting material. The automaker says only about 1% of affected vehicles will have the defect. The automaker did not respond to a request for comment. Ford’s recall was the largest in its history.
Ford recalls 39,013 model year 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles
Following several reports of fires underneath the hood of the Expedition and Lincoln Navigator, Ford Motor Company has recalled 39,013 models of these SUVs across the U.S. The recalled vehicles are likely affected by the same problem as many other Ford vehicles. While the company has not yet determined the exact cause of these fires, they recommend that owners park their vehicles away from structures, where they may be prone to catching fire.
The company has issued a voluntary recall of some 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs to fix a safety issue that may cause the engine compartment to catch fire. The manufacturer has not determined what caused the fires to occur, but has advised owners to park their vehicles outside away from flammable materials. Owners should immediately stop driving their vehicles until a remedy is developed.
In addition to the recall, the company is also investigating 16 reported fires, with the cause not yet determined. Although the fires occurred in private vehicles and rental vehicles, the company says it has a high sense of urgency and will communicate with affected owners. Although there have been no reports of injuries, it is important to remember that this recall may cause a fire. It is also important to note that a fire in the vehicle can spread quickly and cause serious injury.
This is a hazard for many owners of these SUVs. While Ford has yet to determine a cause, owners of the affected vehicles should park their vehicles outside of buildings until a repair is made. Affected vehicles should be parked outside for at least two hours away from other vehicles and structures. Aside from ensuring that the SUVs and Lincoln Navigators are parked outside, owners should not drive them.
The company is addressing the airbag issue with a “high sense of urgency.” In the meantime, owners will receive a recall notification in the mail or via connected-car applications, such as FordPass or Lincoln Way. A FordPass has a flexible head and a variety of functions that can prevent an accident. These airbags are designed to last at least seven years.
A fire can start in any of these vehicles. Fourteen fires have been reported. Eleven have occurred in vehicles parked with the engine off. One fire occurred while the vehicle was in motion. Ford says the problem originates in the rear engine compartment and will require owners to remove and inspect the vehicles. The NHTSA recommends that owners park their vehicles outside. If they do not do this, they are at risk of catching a fire.
Nissan is also recalling almost 1,000 Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles. A software error in the car’s automatic locking retractors may cause the vehicle to move sideways during a maneuver. The recall affects 224 vehicles and owners should expect a letter by October 1, 2021. These recalls affect a total of 375,200 vehicles in North America.
Owners of these models of SUVs can find their model year by consulting the door jam decal on the rear of the vehicle. The label should read “DATE” in two-digit month and year. Owners can also access the NHTSA’s website and enter their vehicle’s VIN to determine if their SUV is affected by the problem. If the VIN is missing, owners will be notified of the recall on July 5, 2022.
Ford recalls 48,924 Mustang Mach-E crossovers
Ford is recalling 48,924 Mustang Mach-E crossover cars due to high-voltage battery contactor failure. In this recall, a software update is being sent to owners of affected vehicles to fix the problem. The software update will be rolled out over the air sometime next month. However, owners of affected vehicles can also opt to have the software updated at a dealer. According to Ford, the problem could result in the vehicle losing power.
Due to a defect, the company has recalled 48,924 Mustang Mach-E crossover vehicles in the US. The problem is the battery’s main contactors. These contactors may overheat, resulting in loss of power and failure to start. Currently, dealers are advising customers not to purchase new Mustang Mach-E vehicles. Ford has ordered dealers not to deliver new Mustang Mach-E vehicles until the problem has been resolved.
The recall affects the 2021 and 2022 model years. The issue affects vehicles built at the Cuautitlan plant in Mexico. As such, Ford has issued a voluntary recall for these cars. The company has advised dealers not to sell or ship Mustang Mach-E vehicles until the manufacturer issues a software update. The update is expected to be delivered to owners by July. The problem could occur on a vehicle with multiple drivers.
A faulty battery connector may cause the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle to lose power while in motion. The problem will be fixed with a software update. A software update will be issued next month. The problem was originally caused by improperly attached windscreens. However, in 2021 Ford fixed the problem with faulty software. Affected vehicles should stop driving immediately. While there is no immediate risk of injury or death due to a faulty battery, this is a serious matter for a car buyer.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E was built in Mexico between May 27 and May 24. The company has requested dealers stop delivering new models until the software update is installed. Fortunately, this software update is free and is available at the time of the recall. Experts say this is encouraging, as Ford has not indicated that the Mach-E poses a fire hazard. In the meantime, the automaker is asking drivers to suspend their use of the vehicle until the new software update is available.
The defect occurs when the high-voltage battery contactors overheat. Due to this issue, drivers of affected Mustang Mach-E SUVs may experience “wide-open” pedal events and a powertrain malfunction warning light. The issue can cause the electric relay to weld shut, reducing drive and elevating the risk of an accident. Fortunately, affected Mustang Mach-E owners can still buy a new vehicle from a dealer, but they should not give it to their new owner until the update is available.
The automaker recalled almost 48,924 Mustang Mach-E cars in the United States and Europe. Some of the vehicles were affected by faulty electrical components or a faulty solar panel. While Ford has fixed the problem, owners should keep an eye out for other problems with the vehicle. The company has also issued a stop-sale order for Mach-Es. It is likely to recall a further 200,000 cars.
The company plans to issue an over-the-air software update to fix the problem. Owners of affected vehicles can also get the update at a Ford dealer. Although no injuries or crashes have been reported as a result of the defect, it’s worth noting that the company has not yet announced the recall process details. The NHTSA is expected to post more information soon. This recall has been underway for several months and was initiated in March 2018.