Safety Recall 17S17 – Attachment Bolt Replacement for Seats, Seatbacks, Seatbelt Buckles and/or Seatbelts – 2014 Ford F-150 & E-350, 2014-2015 Ford Escape, 2015 Lincoln MKC

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V472
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components SEAT BELTS, SEATS
Potential Number of Units Affected 94,605

 

Seat and Seat Belt Mounting Bolts may Fracture

The improperly manufactured bolts may fracture. If a seat, seatback, or seatbelt anchor attaching bolt fractures, the affected component may not be properly secured, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

 

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014 Ford F-150 and E-350, 2014-2015 Ford Escape, and 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles.

Improperly manufactured bolts may have been used to install certain seats, seatbacks, seatbelt buckles, or seatbelt anchors on these vehicles.

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Customer Satisfaction Program 17B22 – Power Steering Control Module Software Reprograming – 2013-2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility

July 25, 2017

TO: All U.S. Ford and Lincoln Dealers

SUBJECT: Customer Satisfaction Program 17B22
Certain 2013-2016 Model Year Police Interceptor Utility Vehicles
Power Steering Control Module Software Reprograming

 

PROGRAM TERMS  

This program will be in effect through July 31, 2018.  There is no mileage limit for this program.

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Vehicle Model Year Assembly Plant Build Dates
Police Interceptor Utility 2013-2016 Chicago August 25, 2011 through June 9, 2016

Affected vehicles are identified in OASIS and FSA VIN Lists.

 

REASON FOR THIS PROGRAM

In the affected vehicles, it may be possible for the steer stops in the steering gear to degrade when exposed to certain police driving maneuvers.  If the steer stops degrade, drivers may experience a noise coming from the steering gear while turning.  A damaged steer stop also has less cushion capability, which could cause the steering assist motor belt to slip under certain conditions.  Belt slippage can cause belt damage, leading to reduced and eventually complete loss of power steering assist with the steering defaulting to manual steering mode.  In manual steering mode, the mechanical linkage between the steering wheel and the tires is still maintained at all times, allowing the driver to steer the vehicle in a safe and controlled manner.

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17S16 – Torque Converter Stud Welds – 2017 Lincoln MKZ, Ford Edge & Fusion

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V427
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected 5,215

 

Torque Converter Connection may Fail

If the torque converter weld studs fail, the torque converter will not be connected to the engine flexplate and the vehicle will lose the ability to move, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Lincoln MKZ and Ford Edge and Fusion vehicles.

On vehicles with 2.0L gas engines and six-speed automatic transmissions, the torque converter weld studs may have been inadequately welded.

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Illuminated MIL – DTC P0740 or P0743 – 2017 Ford Explorer/Taurus/Police

2017 Explorer/Taurus/Police – 3.5L or 3.7L TiVCT Engine – Illuminated MIL – DTC P0740 or P0743 – Built On 14-Jun-2017 And Through 21-Jun-2017

Some 2017 Explorer/Taurus/Police vehicles equipped with a 3.5L or 3.7L twin independent variable camshaft timing (TiVCT) engine, built on 14-Jun-2017 and through 21-Jun-2017, may exhibit an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0740 or P0743 stored in powertrain control module (PCM) memory.

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