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05/21/18 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2013 ford mustang vehicles sold, or ever registered in the states of alabama, california, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, puerto rico, american samoa, guam, the northern mariana islands (saipan), and the u.s. virgin islands or "zone a." additionally, ford is recalling certain 2010 ford edge, fusion, mustang and ranger, lincoln mkx and zephyr/mkz, and mercury milan vehicles ever registered in the states of arizona, arkansas, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, maryland, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new jersey, new mexico, north carolina, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, tennessee, virginia, and west virginia or "zone b." ford is also recalling certain 2009 ford edge, fusion, mustang and ranger, lincoln mkx and zephyr/mkz, and mercury milan vehicles ever registered in the states of alaska, colorado, connecticut, idaho, iowa, maine, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, montana, new hampshire, new york, north dakota, oregon, rhode island, south dakota, utah, vermont, washington, wisconsin, and wyoming or "zone c." these vehicles are equipped with air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, used as original equipment or replacement equipment (such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bags), that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall i

02/14/18 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2012 ford fusion and mustang and lincoln zephyr and mkz vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in alabama, california, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, puerto rico, american samoa, guam, the northern mariana islands (saipan), and the u.s. virgin islands, or "zone a." additionally, unless included in "zone a" above, ford is recalling certain 2009 ford ranger, edge, fusion and mustang, lincoln mkx, mkz and zephyr and mercury milan vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in arizona, arkansas, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, maryland, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new jersey, new mexico, north carolina, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, tennessee, virginia and west virginia, or "zone b." additionally, unless included in "zone a" or "zone b" above, ford is recalling certain 2007-2008 ford ranger, edge and lincoln mkx, 2006-2008 ford fusion, mercury milan, lincoln zephyr and mkz, 2005-2008 ford mustang and 2005-2006 ford gt vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of alaska, colorado, connecticut, idaho, iowa, maine, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, montana, new hampshire, new york, north dakota, oregon, rhode island, south dakota, utah, vermont, washington, wisconsin and wyoming. these vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Ford will

02/02/18 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 ford ranger vehicles, 2006-2011 ford fusion, mercury milan and lincoln zephyr/mkz vehicles, 2007-2010 ford edge, lincoln mkx vehicles, 2005-2006 ford gt vehicles, and 2005-2011 ford mustang vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in alabama, california, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, puerto rico, american samoa, guam, the northern mariana islands (saipan), and the u.s. virgin islands, or "zone a." additionally, unless included in "zone a" above, ford is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 ford ranger, edge and lincoln mkx vehicles, 2006-2008 ford fusion, mercury milan and lincoln zephyr/mkz vehicles, 2005-2006 ford gt vehicles and 2005-2008 ford mustang vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in arizona, arkansas, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, maryland, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new jersey, new mexico, north carolina, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, tennessee, virginia, and west virginia, or "zone b." any vehicle not included in "zone a", or "zone b" is not included in the safety recall. these vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. ford mailed interim letters informing owners that parts are not yet available on july

08/25/17 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2017 lincoln mkz and ford edge and fusion vehicles. on vehicles with 2.0l gas engines and six-speed automatic transmissions, the torque converter weld studs may have been inadequately welded.

If the torque converter weld studs fail, the torque converter will not be connected to the engine flexplate and the vehicle will lose the ability to move, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford or lincoln will notify owners, and dealers will replace the torque converters, free of charge. the recall began august 25, 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17s16.

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.
10/19/15 Engine Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 ford fusion vehicles manufactured september 3, 2015, to september 13, 2015, and 2016 lincoln mkz vehicles manufactured september 3, 2015, to september 12, 2015. the affected vehicles have a fuel tank that may have insufficent wall thickness. as a result, the fuel tanks may crack in the event of a crash and thus the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 301, "fuel system integrity."

A fuel tank that cracks may leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank, free of charge. the recall began on october 19, 2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 15c11.

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.
01/09/14 Transmission and Drivetrain Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 lincoln mkz hybrid vehicles manufactured april 26, 2012, through september 24, 2013. due to a manufacturing error, the transmission range sensor may not function properly allowing the affected vehicles to be shifted out of the park position without first applying the brake pedal. thus, these vehicles fail to conform with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 114, "theft protection."

Without requiring the brake to be pressed, the vehicle may be unintentionally shifted out of park, allowing it to roll which may result in a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the powertrain control module (pcm) with new software, free of charge. the recall began on january 2014. customers may contact ford at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 13c09.

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.
04/30/18 Suspension and Steering Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2014-2018 lincoln mkz and ford fusion vehicles. the steering wheel retaining bolt may loosen allowing the steering wheel to detach while driving.

A steering wheel detachment can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel bolt with a longer bolt, free of charge. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 18s08.

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.
06/24/15 Suspension and Steering Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 ford fusion and lincoln mkz vehicles manufactured february 3, 2012, to march 20, 2015, and 2015 ford edge vehicles manufactured february 26, 2015, to february 28, 2015, and originally sold, or currently registered in, connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin and the district of columbia. in the affected vehicles, snow or water containing road salt or other contaminants may corrode the electric power steering gear motor attachment bolts.

If the bolts corrode, the steering gear motor may detach from the gear housing resulting in a loss of power steering assist. loss of power steering assist would require a higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will apply sealer and replace the steering gear motor bolts as required. if one or more of the steering gear motor attachment bolts are broken or missing, a new steering gear will be installed in the vehicle. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall began on june 24, 2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 15s14.

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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05/26/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 ford c-max vehicles manufactured january 19, 2012, to november 21, 2013; ford fusion vehicles manufactured february 3, 2012, to august 24, 2013; ford escape vehicles manufactured october 5, 2011, to november 1, 2013; and lincoln mkz vehicles manufactured april 25, 2012, to september 30, 2013. the coating on portions of the restraint control module (rcm) may crack, and when exposed to humidity, circuits on the printed circuit board may short.

The short circuits could cause the frontal air bags, side curtain air bags and the seat belt pretensioners to not function as intended when needed, increasing the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rcm, free of charge. parts are not currently available. the recall began on may 26,2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 14s21.

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.
05/08/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 lincoln mkz vehicles manufactured february 17, 2014, to march 19, 2015, and equipped with daytime running lights (drl). in the affected vehicles, the parking lights do not reduce their light output from a drl level when used in conjunction with the headlights. as such, the light output may exceed the the permissable amount allowed by federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

If the light output is excessive, oncoming traffic may be temporarily blinded, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford has notified owners, and dealers will update the lighting control software, free of charge. the recall began on may 8, 2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for the recall is 15c02.

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.
06/28/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 lincoln mkz vehicles manufactured april 25, 2012, through march 15, 2013 and equipped with an engine block heater. during use, the engine block heater cords may be bent and in certain temperatures, the wire insulation may crack, exposing the electrical wires.

Exposed electrical wires increase the risk of electric shock.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the block heater cord, free of charge. the recall began on june 28, 2013. ford's recall number is 13s05. owners may contact the ford customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.

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.
05/16/17 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 ford fusion vehicles manufactured november 2, 2012, to july 31, 2014, and 2013-2015 lincoln mkz vehicles manufactured november 14, 2012, to july 31, 2014. in the event of a crash, heat from the deployment of a seat belt pretensioner may cause a front seat belt anchor cable to fail.

If the driver or front passenger seatbelt cables cannot properly restrain the front seat occupants, they would be at an increased risk of injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will apply a protective coating to the seat belt cable, free of charge. the recall began may 16, 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 16s42.

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.
05/01/17 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2014 ford fiesta, 2013-2014 ford fusion and 2013-2014 lincoln mkz vehicles. a component within the door latches may break making the doors difficult to latch and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe a door is securely closed when, in fact, it is not.

A door that is not securely latched could open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace all four door latches, free of charge. the recall began may 1, 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 15s16.

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.
12/18/15 Other Ford motor company (ford) notified the agency on april 23, 2015, that they are recalling certain model year 2013-2014 ford fusion and lincoln mkz vehicles manufactured july 1, 2012, to may 31, 2013, and 2012-2014 fiesta vehicles manufactured february 1, 2012, to may 31, 2013. on april 30, 2015, ford expanded the recall to cover an additional 119,567 vehicles, including certain model year 2011 ford fiestas manufactured from november 11, 2009, to may 31, 2013 and certain model year 2013 ford fusion and lincoln mkz vehicles manufactured from february 1, 2012, to june 30, 2012. a component within the door latches may break making the doors difficult to latch and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe a door is securely closed when, in fact, it is not.

A door that is not securely latched could open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace all four door latches with an improved part, free of charge. interim notifications were mailed to owners on june 5, 2015. the recall began on december 18, 2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 15s16.

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.
05/26/15 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 ford c-max vehicles manufactured january 19, 2012, to november 21, 2013; ford fusion vehicles manufactured february 3, 2012, to august 24, 2013; ford escape vehicles manufactured october 5, 2011, to november 1, 2013; and lincoln mkz vehicles manufactured april 25, 2012, to september 30, 2013. the coating on portions of the restraint control module (rcm) may crack, and when exposed to humidity, circuits on the printed circuit board may short.

The short circuits could cause the frontal air bags, side curtain air bags and the seat belt pretensioners to not function as intended when needed, increasing the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rcm, free of charge. parts are not currently available. the recall began on may 26,2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 14s21.

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.
07/26/14 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain all weather driver side accessory floor mats sold for use in model year 2006-2011 ford fusion and mercury milan, 2006 lincoln zephyr, and 2007-2011 lincoln mkz vehicles manufactured november 9, 2007, through october 31, 2010. the affected floor mats may move and possibly interfere with the accelerator pedal.

The floor mat could shift such that it could interfere with the accelerator pedal, preventing its return to an idle position, which could result in unintended vehicle speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install new replacement mats, free of charge. the recall began in july 2014. owners may contact ford's customer service at 1-800-392-3673. ford's number for this recall is 14s07. note: vehicles built after october 31, 2010, while potentially equipped with the same floor mats, are equipped with a brake over accelerator (boa) feature that prevents simultaneous accelerator and brake application, allowing the vehicle to be safely stopped by pressing firmly and steadily on the brake pedal.

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.
05/30/14 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 ford fusion and lincoln mkz vehicles manufactured august 15, 2012, through september 10, 2013, 2013-2014 ford escape vehicles manufactured june 5, 2012, through august 12, 2013, and 2013-2014 ford c-max vehicles manufactured from july 23, 2012, through may 28, 2013. the driver and passenger seatback assemblies may have been produced with sub-standard weld joints used to attach the seat back recliner mechanism to the seat frame. the affected seat backs may have insufficient strength to meet the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 207, "seating systems."

The back of the subject seats may become loose or lean while driving and potentially increase the risk of injury in certain crashes.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seatback, free of charge. the recall began on may 30, 2014. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673. ford's number for this recall is 14c03.

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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Lincoln MKZ 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.