Ford Will Recall 2017 Lincoln Continental For Headlight Compliance Issue

Ford has announced two safety and compliance recalls in North America, which are directed to the 2017 Lincoln Continental and 2015-2016 Ford Edge.
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The first of them targets certain MY2017 Lincoln Continental models, which add up to approximately 1,900 units. These cars will be inspected, and technicians will replace their headlamp assemblies.

Ford has found that some units of the 2017 Continental may have been fitted with misbuilt LED lenses that are missing the optic components necessary to meet turn signal visibility requirements.

The said obligations are part of FMVSS 108, applicable in the United States of America. No accidents or issues have been linked to this matter.

According to the Ford Motor Company, the affected vehicles were built at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, between June 14, 2016, and September 23, 2016.

The Blue Oval estimates that 1,876 units are affected, and that 1,826 of them were sold in the USA. Canadian clients acquired 49 potentially affected units, while another car was sold in federalized territories of the U.S.

The second recall announced by the Ford Motor Company today focuses on 59 vehicles. Ford wants to update the ABS modules on some 2015-2016 Ford Edge models.

The automaker has explained that the affected units might have received an incorrect ABS module software while they were in for a service.

Ford Edge units that have received the wrong ABS module software update might suffer from the temporary deactivation of the Electronic Stability Control system, traction control, or engine torque control systems.

In spite of the incorrect anti-lock braking system software installed on their modules, the ABS and Electronic Brake Distribution systems operate without issues on these cars.

Ford says that warning lights might appear in the gauge cluster on the affected vehicles, including one for the Electronic Parking Brake, even though it is fully functional.

The Blue Oval says that the potentially affected units were manufactured at the Oakville Assembly Plant between February 9, 2015, and August 12, 2016. The software interventions mentioned were performed between August 6, 2016, and September 28, 2016.

Two affected 2015-2016 Ford Edge units are in Mexico, three in Canada, and the remaining 53 are positioned in the USA. Dealers will replace or reprogram the ABS module with the correctly updated software.
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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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