Ford Motor Co. warned Monday that assertive 2019-2020 Ford Transit Connect vans accept an agent blemish that could actualize blaze blow while assertive 2020 Ford Escape SUVs accept annoy burden ecology flaws that could advance to blow of control.
Both cartage are the accountable of recalls, forth with the high-performance of the Mustang Shelby GT350 and Mustang Shelby GT500 for its ablaze system.
The aggregation said it is blind of any blow or abrasion accompanying to these situations.
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Certain Transit Connect cartage with the 2.5L agent accept a software arrangement affair that fails to accumulate the agent abundantly cooled. When the agent temperature exceeds “critical limits,” it may accident the agent and access the blaze risk.
The anamnesis involves 3,487 vans in the U.S., its federal territories and Canada. They were congenital at the Valencia Assembly Plant in Spain from Aug. 2, 2018, to July 30, 2020. Dealers charge to amend the powertrain ascendancy module.
A failing tire burden ecology arrangement in the 2020 Ford Escape may not acquaint drivers of low burden in rear tires, which could affect agent control and access blast risk.
The anamnesis affects 708 cartage in the U.S. and Canada, all built at the Louisville Assembly Plant from June 26 to Aug. 14, 2020. Dealers charge to alter the anatomy ascendancy module.
Only in Canada is Ford abandoning its high-performance 2017-20 Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT500.
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The daytime lights may not actuate as required, abbreviation the afterimage of added drivers and possibly accretion blast risk, Ford said.
This anamnesis affects 833 cartage congenital at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant from Sept. 22, 2016, to July 12, 2020. Dealers will amend the anatomy ascendancy bore software.
Ford said in a statement, “In North America, daytime active lamps for GT350 and GT500 are alone available/required in Canada.”
In contempo months, Ford has issued a alternation of anamnesis alerts for 2020 vehicles.
On Sept. 30, Ford recalled added than 600,000 baddest cartage including best 2020 versions of the Explorer, F-150 and Super Duty trucks, Mustang, Transit, Expedition, Escape, Ranger and Bend plus Lincoln Corsair and Nautilus.
On Aug. 12, Ford recalled the F-150 for blaze and array connection issues while additionally admonishing the 2020 Lincoln Corsair had braid springs that could corrode, breach and abatement off the vehicle, creating a abeyant alley hazard.
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Warranty, anamnesis and adjustment costs were cited in the balance abode in 2019, as admiral promised to footfall up affection ascendancy at the company.
“Quality is one of our top priorities. We assignment to analyze and abode issues bound on account of our customers,” Ford backer Monique Brentley told the Free Press on Monday. “These acreage account accomplishments advice advance affection and chump satisfaction.”
Meanwhile, industry assemblage said Ford deserves acclaim for alerting barter to issues while monitoring manufacturing quality with its accessible launches of the 2021 F-150, 2021 Ford Bronco Sport and Ford Bronco and 2021 all-electric Mustang Mach-E.
“Ford faces a bifold bend with the connected announcements of recalls,” said bazaar analyst Jon Gabrielsen. “On the one hand, they can be acclaimed for jumping on top of the issues actual aboriginal in time. But on the other, Ford cannot abstain the taint on the cast that connected recalls cause.”
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Current car owners acknowledge the alerts but tend to be lax on accepting assurance repairs, said Karl Brauer, controlling analyst at iSeeCars.com, a car advertisement and abstracts site. “Consumers are not actual acceptable at reacting to the information.”
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This commodity originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Fire, blow of ascendancy admonishing for 2020 Ford Escape, Mustang Shelby, Transit Connect