Compliance Recall 20C12 – Second Row Left Hand Seat Frame Headrest Weld – 2020 Ford Expedition & Lincoln Navigator

June 23, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V366000

Middle Row Seat Headrest May Be Improperly Welded

An improperly welded headrest bracket may have reduced strength and may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V366

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,620



Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles. The attachment bracket for the driver’s side second-row seat headrest may not have been sufficiently welded to the seat frame. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 202, “Head Restraints.”


Safety Recall 20S33 – 10R140 Transmission Replacement – 2020 Ford Super Duty

June 23, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V365000

Torque Converter Damper Plate May Fracture

An engine stall or requiring additional braking effort to stop the vehicle can increase the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V365

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 13



Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020 Super-Duty F-250, F-350, and F-550 diesel pickups. The transmission torque converter damper plate was not tempered, resulting in a brittle damper plate that may fracture and cause the engine to stall or require increased brake pedal effort in order to stop the vehicle.


6.2L – Crank/No Start With Or Without Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) P0300, P0301-P0308, And/Or P0316 – 2017-2018 Ford F-Super Duty

NHTSA ID Number: 10144183

Manufacturer Communication Number: tsb18-2188


Some 2017-2018 F-Super Duty vehicles equipped with 6.2L gas engines built on or before 2-May-2018 may exhibit a crank/no start concern with or without DTCs P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306, P0307, P0308 and/or P0316. This concern may be due to spark plug fuel fouling during cold starts in temperatures below 50°F (10°C). The PCM software update improves cold weather fueling strategies. Note: E85 fuel usage can contribute to poor starts, drivability concerns or inability to start the engine. Refer to the Owner’s Manual for E85 fuel usage guidelines. Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.


Customer Satisfaction Program 20N03 – Unintended Tailgate Opening – 2015-2018 Ford F-150

NHTSA ID Number: 10174387

Manufacturer Communication Number: 20N03


This is a one-time repair program for vehicle owners that report unintended tailgate opening. Affected vehicles are eligible for this repair through April 3, 2030 or 150,000 miles from the warranty start date of the vehicle, whichever occurs first. If a vehicle has already exceeded the mileage limit, this extended warranty coverage will last through October 31, 2020.


Customer Satisfaction Program 20B21 – Cylinder Head Replacement – 2020 Ford Transit, F-150 & Police Interceptor Utility

NHTSA ID Number: 10174386

Manufacturer Communication Number: 20B21-A


In all of the affected vehicles, there are shallow pressed valve seats in the cylinder heads. This may lead to a rough idle, engine misfires with a reduction in power/torque and a check engine/wrench light illuminated.