Ford is conducting two safety campaigns in North America, over separate points that have an effect on solely a handful of autos.
An improperly welded headrest bracket has led to the primary recall, as its energy might have been decreased so it won’t restrain the occupant accordingly within the occasion of a crash, growing the danger of harm.
This impacts round 2,620 items of the Expedition and Lincoln Navigator in the US, 159 in Canada and 19 in Mexico. The Expeditions have been constructed at Kentucky from February 26 to March 18, 2020, and the Navigators have been additionally manufactured on the similar plant between February 27 and March 16 this 12 months.
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Licensed technicians will examine the seat construction subsequent to creating an appointment with an official dealer, and can resolve whether or not it must be changed.
The Dearborn firm didn’t say when they’ll begin informing house owners, though these involved or with questions on the subject can attain out to them utilizing the 20C12 reference quantity.
The second recall consists of solely 15 F-Series Super Duty vans, out of which 13 are within the U.S. and a pair of in Canada. These are all powered by the 6.7-liter engine and pack the 10R140 transmission, and have been assembled at Kentucky between January 13 and February 9, 2020, and at Ohio on January 29.
The vans have been constructed with a transmission torque converter damper plate that was not tempered, so the damper plate may fracture. Ought to this occur, the engine would possibly stall and drivers might want to apply elevated strain on the brake pedal to cease the car.
“The engine could be restarted, and mobility could also be regained if the motive force shifts to impartial or park. Nevertheless, there may very well be an surprising, aggressive re-engagement when shifting to drive or reverse and the potential for one more engine stall”, Ford commented. “The car will proceed to exhibit these signs till the service repair is accomplished.”
As with the earlier marketing campaign, the automotive maker didn’t say when the house owners will probably be contacted. The reference quantity for this recall is 20S33.