Ford issues three safety recalls in North America

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Ford Motor is issuing three safety recalls in North America. The three recalls are as follows:
 

Select 2020 Ford Expedition and 2020 Lincoln Navigator vehicles
Affected vehicles are geared up with nonfunctioning Pre-Collision Assist features, consisting of Forward Collision Warning, Dynamic Brake Support and Automatic Emergency Braking. This condition may avoid notifications to the driver showing the features are inoperative. An inoperative Pre-Collision Assist system may not detect or decrease the risk or severity of a frontal collision. In fact, it could boost the risk of an injury or accident if the driver is depending on assistance from the system.

This condition affects Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles are geared up with the standard camera-only Pre-Collision Assist system.

There have been no reports of accident or injury related to this issue. This action affects 25,081 vehicles in the US and federal territories and 1,106 in Canada.

Affected vehicles were constructed at Kentucky Truck Plant and include:

  • 2020 Ford Expedition vehicles constructed between April 16, 2019, to March 20, 2020.
  • 2020 Lincoln Navigator vehicles constructed between July 15, 2019, to March 19, 2020.

Dealers are going to reprogram the body control module, antilock braking system, instrument panel cluster and headlamp control modules with the proper software calibration. Reprogramming will also need a tire pressure monitor system reset. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S20.

Select 2019-20 Ford Mustang and 2019 Ford Expedition vehicles
In affected automobiles, the “transmission not in park” warning message and associated chime are active just for three seconds when the transmission is not in park, the ignition is off, and the driver’s door is closed. The chime should remain active for 10 seconds and the transmission not in park warning message should display for 30 minutes when the driver’s door is closed.

A transmission not in park warning and chime with a smaller than designed duration could lead driver exiting the vehicle when it is not in park and experiencing unintended vehicle movement, boosting the risk of injury or accident.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury associated to this condition. This action affects 10,460 automobiles in the U.S. and federal territories, 158 in Canada and 17 in Mexico.

Affected automobiles include:

  • 2019-20 Ford Mustang vehicles constructed at Flat Rock Assembly Plant April 26 to Oct. 10, 2019.
  • 2019 Ford Expedition vehicles constructed at Kentucky Truck plant Oct. 16, 2018, to Oct. 13, 2019.

Dealers are going to reprogram the instrument panel cluster. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S21.
 

Select 2014-17 Ford Transit Connect vehicles equipped with the panoramic vista roof
In affected vehicles, an inappropriate bond may exist between the panoramic roof and the vehicle body that could result in wind noise, water leaks and, in some cases, separation from the automobile.

There have been no reports of accident or injury related to this issue. This action affects 5,088 automobiles in the US and federal territories and 45 in Canada.

Affected vehicles were constructed at Valencia Assembly Plant, July 17, 2014, to Oct. 1, 2016.

Dealers will remove, clean and reinstall the panoramic roof glass on the automobiles in question. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S22.

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