The safety recall is expected to begin on or about December 19, 2011. The switch system could corrode over time, overheat and ignite. Some complaints allege unexpected sharp reductions in engine power during hard accelerations at highway speeds, such as attempted merging or passing maneuvers. To fix the latest problem, Ford will notify owners in September to bring their trucks to dealers. If the light is ignored, in some circumstances, the driver's side front airbag could deploy unexpectedly.
If an electrical short develops, an overheating condition may occur which can result in an unattended vehicle fire. It may become detached over time, resulting in a knocking sound or an engine stall due to fuel starvation. Ford's most recent technical service bulletin was issued on March 18. The affected vehicles may be equipped with driver or front passenger seat belt anchorage assemblies whose pretensioner cable was not properly crimped. The pickups have been involved in three recalls going back to 2008, involving millions of vehicles. The affected vehicles may have loose or missing underbody heat shields. Ford said the recall of 1994-2002 model-year vehicles includes the company's hot-selling F-150 pickup truck, Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator and Ford Bronco.
Delay or loss of brake stop lamp function may increase the risk of an accident. Ford's number for this recall is 15S12. The safety recall began on May 2, 2011. Dealers will replace the left and right rear suspension toe links and align the rear suspension at no cost to owners. The defect has been blamed for eight fires, three of which spread to the rest of the truck. Owners will be notified and told to bring their truck to their dealer. The recall began November 25, 2014.
Ford is aware of one accident and no injuries attributed to this condition. This re-learning process may result in firmer than normal upshifts and downshifts for several days. Reduced vehicle braking could lead to a crash. Dealers will replace a rubber hose on the brake booster vacuum supply tube assembly. Repairs will take less than half a day, Ford said. . Ford's number for this recall is 15C17.
Incorrect software for the occupant classification system module ocsm was installed on the vehicles either at the time of manufacturing or during the course of replacement of the module as part of a service repair. The recall covered the F-150 pickup, Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator and Ford Bronco. Mechanics will replace the straps with new ones coated to resist corrosion. Ford said it knows of no crashes or injuries caused by the issue. The recall is expected to begin on July 7, 2014.
The recall is expected to begin February 8, 2016. Ford said it would notify owners of the vehicles covered by the recall in early March. The recall began on May 13, 2009. Most of the vehicles being recalled are in the United States. If the clock spring jumper wire comes in contact with the driver side frontal air bag lower horn plate, the wire insulation may become chafed, creating a potential for a short circuit. Dealers will remove and reinstall the brake pedal position switch. A similar warning was issued in February but officials said the rate of the vehicles being repaired has declined.
Ford's number for this recall is 15S29. Earlier in the year, F-Series pickups were the subject of sniping between the government and Ford because of air bags that could deploy at the wrong time. The automaker is issuing the recall of 2005-2006 versions of the trucks with 5. If the government determines that the recall is too limited, it could lead to a rare public hearing to decide whether Ford should expand its safety action. The automaker said it expected that the repair to replace the potentially flawed wiring harness would take less than half a day and would be done at no charge at Ford dealerships.
Early in this campaign, if replacement straps are not available, dealers may install a cable support under the strap as an interim repair or a steel reinforcement over the existing strap as a permanent repair. It is the fifth-largest auto industry recall in U. About 68,000 of the popular trucks under recall are in Canada and about 14,000 are in Mexico. The affected vehicles are equipped with an automatic transmission that may unexpectedly downshift to first gear, regardless of vehicle speed. Ford's recall campaign number is 12c23. Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ocsm free of charge.