Ford Will Recall Almost 10,000 Cars in the USA

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Ford has announced two separate recalls in the USA, targeting almost 10,000 cars.
The first of them is aimed at specific Ford models made between January 11, 2012, and October 14, 2013, and affects around 9,017 cars, Autoblog reports.

This recall targets the engine wiring harness of certain Escape and Focus ST cars, which may not have enough compression on the wires in the loom. In extreme cases, the absolute pressure sensor in the intake manifold could send wrong signals to the ECU and make the engine stall, or reduce its power. Other potential effects include the illumination of the engine malfunction light in the dash or hesitation on acceleration.

Ford will contact the owners of the affected vehicles and the recall will begin on January 4, 2016. So far, no accidents related to this issue have been reported. Dealers have been instructed to replace the wiring harnesses on those cars.

This isn’t the first wiring recall for the Ford Focus ST in the USA, nor for the Ford Escape. Around 160,000 vehicles were recalled starting October 2014 for a similar issue. Some of the cars were sold in Canada and Mexico, and those were recalled as well.

According to a story from Automotive News, this is the eleventh time the MY 2013 Ford Escape is called back to dealers. A Ford spokesperson revealed to the publication that no single Escape is affected by all the 11 recalls mentioned.

The second callback issued by the Blue Oval is aimed at only 868 vehicles but affects more models. This particular action targets the 2013 Model Year of the Ford Explorer, Taurus, Taurus Police Interceptor, Explorer Police Utility, Flex, Lincoln MKT, and Lincoln MKS.

The owners of the affected cars will be contacted by Ford dealers to schedule a service appointment to replace some parts of the fuel delivery system. The company has done some research and discovered that the fuel delivery module could crack in a worst case scenario.

VIDEO: How the previous wiring harness fix was done

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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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