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Current Events and Musings => Food and Product Recalls => Topic started by: Nut44x4 on March 29, 2017, 12:21:55 PM



Title: Ford recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe 3/29/17
Post by: Nut44x4 on March 29, 2017, 12:21:55 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/ford-recalls-440k-vehicles-fire-risk-door-latch-46443564
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The engine fire recall covers over 360,000 vehicles in North America and Europe. In North America it includes Escape SUVs from the 2014 model year, plus the 2014 and 2015 compact Fiesta ST, the 2013 and 2014 Fusion midsize car and the 2013 through 2015 Transit Connect small van. In Europe, the recall covers the 2010 through 2015 C-Max hybrid and Focus small car, and the 2013 through 2015 Transit Connect van. All the vehicles have 1.6-Liter four-cylinder turbocharged engines.

A lack of coolant circulation could cause the engine to overheat, causing a crack in the cylinder head, according to Ford. If that happens, pressurized oil can leak through the crack, and if it hits a hot surface, could cause and engine fire. The company says it has 29 reports of fires in the U.S. and Canada, but no injuries.

 ::snipping3:: The company also is adding 211,000 vehicles to a 2015 recall to replace faulty door latches. That recall covers the 2014 Fiesta and the 2013 and 2014 Fusion and Lincoln MKZ. The expansion brings the total from the 2015 recall to nearly 757,000.  ::snipping3:: ::snipping3:: ::snipping3::