Ford recalling 570K vehicles over two separate issues

Camille Francis
March 30, 2017

That can lead to a crack in the cylinder head, which could lead to a pressurized oil leak and that could result in an engine fire.

The first recall covers over 230,000 Escape SUVs, Fiesta ST subcompacts, Fusion midsize cars and Transit Connect vans with 1.6-Liter turbocharged engines from 2013 through 2015.

Ford now doesn't have service kits available and told customers to continue to drive their vehicles.

The company said it will mail customers instructions from the owner's manual on how to check and refill coolant. The expansion brings the total from the 2015 recall to almost 757,000.

The recalled vehicles are equipped with 1.6-liter GTDI engines, which could overheat because of a lack of coolant circulation, according to a news release from Ford. If a vehicle has a coolant leak or overheats frequently, then customers should see their dealer right away.

Separately, the expanded recall covers 210,619 vehicles to fix a tab in the side door latch that could break, potentially causing the door to swing open while driving.

Dealers will replace all four side door latches with a more robust service door latch at no cost to the customer.

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Ford said there have been no injuries so far attributed to the bad latches, which can sometimes prevent the door from fully closing or cause it to open suddenly while the vehicle is in motion.

Ford Motor Co. issued a safety recall to replace the drive shaft in 2017 Ford F-450 and F-550 heavy-duty trucks.

There are approximately 548 vehicles located in North America, including 509 in the United States and 39 in Canada.

Affected vehicles may experience driveline vibration caused by a powertrain system resonance condition at speeds above 75 miles per hour. But the automaker is not aware of collisions or injuries associated with this issue.

Ford's final recall of the bunch affects just 111 examples of the 2017 Edge crossover. Ford said it knows of at least one accident and three injuries within the 2 million cars it recalled in September.

The vehicles in question might be missing some sheet metal welds in the windshield header.

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