Ford recalls 3.3 million vehicles in North America over concerns that they could roll away while in the park, Reuters reports. The recall affects the 2011-2016 Ford Taurus, Escape, and Mercury XL models. Ford says it has received three reports of the cars rolling away, with one resulting in a crash. Ford is notifying the owners of the cars and will provide a fix for the problem.
Ford recalls 3.3 million vehicles
Ford recalls 3.3 million vehicles in North America for potential fire risk. The recall includes 2016-2018 Ford Fusions, Lincoln MKZs, 2017 Mercury Montages, and 2018 Lincoln Navigators.
The rollaway concerns prompted Ford to issue the recall. If the bottom of the car falls due to a defective floor mat, it could cause the car to catch on fire.
If you own one of these cars, you should immediately remove the floor mat and contact Ford. The company will send you a new one free of charge.
The problem with the rollaway doors
Ford recalls 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. because of a problem with their rollaway doors.
The problem is that the doors can become trapped when they are accidentally rolled away. This can lead to serious injuries if someone tries to get into the car while it is still rolling.
Ford is warning owners of these cars to keep a close eye on their vehicles and never to try to open the door if it is stuck in the down position. If you do have to open the door, do not lean on it or force it open. Instead, call Ford customer service immediately.
What to do if your vehicle is affected?
If you own a Ford vehicle that is affected by the recall, there are a few things you need to do.
First, check to see if your vehicle has a VIN. If it does, please contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford will provide you with a unique identification number that you can use to track your vehicle’s progress.
Second, if the battery in your car is affected by the recall, you’ll need to get it replaced. Ford will provide you with a free replacement battery, or you can visit a local dealership to have it done.
If you have any other questions about the recall, please feel free to contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673.
Ford is offering a fix.
Ford recalls 1.3 million vehicles in the United States because of concerns about rollaway hazards.
The recall is for Ford Escapes, Mercury Mariner, Lincoln MKZ, and Edge models from 2017 through 2022 model years. The vehicles are being recalled because the side rails that hold the car’s foldable rear seats can break, causing the rear seats to fall back and become a hazard.
If the side rails break, the seats could roll away and block access to the exits, or drivers could be trapped inside the car if it overturns. Ford is offering a fix that involves replacing the side rails. Customers who have already received their recall notice will need to take their vehicle to a dealership to have the side rails replaced.
Ford recalls 3.3 million vehicles because they might roll away while the vehicle is in a park, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Ford is notifying owners of these vehicles and has set up a website where customers can check if their vehicle is affected. If it is, customers can take their vehicle to an authorized dealer for a free repair.