Ford Recalling 101k Cars in 6 Separate Campaigns

2013 Ford Flex 1 photo
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With this latest batch of cars called back over various safety issues, the Dearborn manufacturer's 2014 recall tally is getting perilously close to hit the 3 million mark in North America alone. That's almost 9 times less faulty vehicles than what General Motors has on its head at the moment, but those 101,000 recalled automobiles still represent potentially life threatening time bombs on wheels.
Starting with the biggest recall operation, some 92,000 vehicles in North America need to schedule a visit to the nearest Blue Oval dealership service department to mend a mechanical issue. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration informs that faulty assembly may lead to "loss of drive function" if the right-side halfshaft fails.

Furthermore, cars affected may roll back or forth if the gear lever is placed in "park" and owners forget to activate the emergency brake. This call back campaign covers vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years, namely the Ford Flex (pictured), Ford Taurus, Ford Police Interceptor, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT, as well as the 2012-2014 Ford Edge and 2014 Lincoln MKX.

No less than 2,100 Ford Escape SUVs from the 2014 model year are recalled for an issue involving the panoramic glass roof. The NHTSA states that due to an improperly cured bond between the glass and attaching bracket, these vehicles are prone to separation of the panel at high speeds and water leak during heavy rain. According to Ford, affected Escapes have been assembled between October 15th and October 22nd, 2013.

Other minor recalls involve 200 Ford Fiesta subcompacts from the 2014 model year fitted with a leaky fuel tank. As for the rest of the recall population, we highlight a glitchy electrical box fitted to the F59 commercial stripped chassis, defective brake calipers in the 2014 model year F53 motorhome chassis and F59 commercial stripped chassis, as well as mislabeled brake fluid reservoir caps in the 2014 Ford Transit Connect van.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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