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01/31/17 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 ford taurus, 2016-2017 ford flex, lincoln mkt, 2017 ford explorer and ford explorer police interceptor utility vehicles equipped with 3.5l gtdi engines. improperly brazed turbocharger oil supply tubes may leak oil on engine components.

An oil leak, in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the turbocharger oil supply tubes, free of charge. the recall began on january 31, 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 16s46.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/01/16 Engine Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 ford taurus, ford flex, lincoln mks and lincoln mkt vehicles equipped with 3.5l gtdi ecoboost engines and 2013-2015 ford taurus police interceptor vehicles. a component within the fuel pump electric module (pem) may overheat causing a loss of electrical power to the fuel pump.

A loss of power to the fuel pump will cause the engine to stall or prevent the vehicle from starting, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel pem part number and replace the fuel pem, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on december 1, 2016. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 16s31.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/21/15 Engine Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013 explorer, explorer police utility, taurus, taurus police interceptor, flex, lincoln mks, and lincoln mkt vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the fuel delivery module may crack, allowing fuel to leak.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel delivery module, free of charge. the recall began on december 21, 2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 13s04-s1.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/20/13 Engine Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 explorer, taurus, flex, fusion, police interceptor sedan and police interceptor utility vehicles; and certain model year 2013 lincoln mks, mkt, and mkz vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the fuel delivery module may develop a crack, allowing fuel to leak.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel delivery module, free of charge. the recall began on july 20, 2013. owners may contact ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332. ford's recall campaign number is 13s04.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/04/14 Transmission and Drivetrain Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 ford edge and lincoln mkx vehicles manufactured september 2, 2010, to november 30, 2013; 2013-2014 ford taurus and lincoln mks vehicles manufactured august 25, 2011, to november 30, 2013; and 2013-2014 ford flex and lincoln mkt vehicles manufactured september 12, 2011, to november 30, 2013. in the affected vehicles, the halfshaft retention circlip may not have been properly installed, and as a result, the halfshaft may move outward and disengage from the linkshaft while driving and without prior warning.

If the halfshaft and linkshaft become disengaged while driving, power will no longer be transmitted to the wheels, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. additionally, if the parking brake is not applied before exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll away despite the transmission being placed in 'park', increasing the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles to make sure that the halfshaft is properly retained. if it is not, dealers will replace the linkshaft and also replace the halfshaft if it shows evidence of spline damage, free of charge. the recall began on august 4, 2014. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. ford's number for this recall is 14s10.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
09/04/15 Brakes and Traction Control Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 ford taurus, ford flex, and lincoln mks vehicles manufactured may 4, 2015, to may 23, 2015, lincoln mkt vehicles manufactured may 4, 2015, to may 21, 2015, and 2015-2016 ford explorer vehicles manufactured may 4, 2015, to may 23, 2015. the affected vehicles have a parking brake that may not fully engage when applied. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 135, "light vehicle brake systems."

If the parking brake does not fully engage and the transmission is left in a gear other than 'park' while on a slope, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will test the operation of the parking brake system, and if necessary, replace the parking brake control assembly, free of charge. the recall began on september 4, 2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 15c07.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/21/15 Suspension and Steering Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 ford fusion vehicles without a 3.5l engine and lincoln mkz hybrid electric vehicles, 2011 mercury milan vehicles, 2011-2012 ford taurus, ford flex, lincoln mks, and lincoln mkt vehicles equipped with a 3.5l gtdi engine and 2013 ford taurus, ford flex, lincoln mks, and lincoln mkt vehicles equipped with any available engine. the affected vehicles have electric power steering assist systems that may shut down as a result of a steering motor sensor fault.

If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will check the power steering control module (pscm) for diagnostic trouble codes (dtc). if dealers find any loss of steering assist dtcs, the steering gear will be replaced, free of charge. if, no codes are found during the pscm inspection, the pscm software will be updated, free of charge. the recall began on july 21, 2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 15s18.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/09/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 ford flex, 2008 and 2010-2012 ford taurus, 2008-2009 ford taurus x, 2008 mercury sable, 2009 and 2011 lincoln mks vehicles. the driver frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 208, "occupant crash protection."

An improperly inflated air bag increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the driver's frontal air bag module, as necessary, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin on june 13, 2016. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 16c06.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
11/25/14 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 ford f-150 and flex vehicles manufactured march 1, 2014, to may 31, 2014. the affected vehicles were manufactured with a reduced clearance between the seat frame and the seat track assembly. this can cause the occupant classification system (ocs) to inaccurately register passenger weight and improperly suppress the passenger front airbag when the passenger seat is occupied by an adult passenger. thus, these vehicles fail to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 208, "occupant crash protection."

Improper suppression of the passenger airbag increases the risk of an injury to the seat occupant in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger airbag.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will widen the gap between the seat frame and seat track assembly and recalibrate the seat ocs, free of charge. the recall began november 25, 2014. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 14c10.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Ford Flex Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.