Ford is pulling a total of 40,000 vehicles off the road in a series of three recalls. It’s not a good look for the automaker–and it’s especially bad news for drivers who may not be able to get repairs done during the pandemic.
Read on to find out if your vehicle is part of the trio of recalls from Ford.
The Pre-Collision Assist features in the 2020 Ford Expedition and 2020 Lincoln Navigator caused this serious recall. Just over 25,000 vehicles are affected. The features package includes collision warning, brake support, and automatic emergency braking to prevent accidents. At least that’s what it is supposed to do.
Unfortunately, the PCA does not function in the Expedition and Navigator. If drivers of these vehicles are relying on the automatic sensors and braking to keep them safe, they could easily get into an accident. Thankfully, Ford reports that no crashes have happened yet.
They plan to fix the issue by recalibrating the entire sensor and instrument array, as well as resetting other related features to ensure that everything is working. This service can only be performed by an authorized technician at a dealership.
The next recall from Ford involves the 2019 and 2020 Mustang as well as the 2019 Navigator. Drivers of these vehicles could miss an important warning message because of a faulty instrument cluster.
If you accidentally turn off the ignition without putting the vehicle in park, you are supposed to receive a warning message for 30 minutes. In addition, a chime should sound for 10 seconds. However, in the recalled vehicles, the chime and message only sound for 3 seconds.
Ford plans to repair the issue by reprogramming the instrument cluster in about 10,500 vehicles.
Finally, we have the Transit Connect. 5,000 units of Ford’s “passenger wagon” could pose a danger to other drivers because of a sunroof problem.
Transit Connects built between 2014 and 2016 have a faulty bond between the sunroof and the vehicle body. In the best case scenario, this could cause excess cabin noise. However, the issue can also cause water damage and, in extreme cases, result in the entire sunroof ripping off while driving.
A Ford technician must remove the panoramic sunroof and reinstall it. Obviously, a part flying off the car while driving is a serious danger to other vehicles on the road. This is one fix that you shouldn’t put off.