June 29, 2017
Ford Motor Co. issued one safety recall and two safety compliance recalls in North America.
Ford is issuing a safety recall for about 400,000 2015-17 Ford Transit van/bus vehicles with medium, long and extended wheelbases and chassis cab/cutaways with medium wheelbases to replace the driveshaft flexible coupling.
In the affected vehicles, continuing to operate a vehicle with a cracked flexible coupling may cause separation of the driveshaft, resulting in a loss of motive power while driving or unintended vehicle movement in park without the parking brake applied.
In addition, separation of the driveshaft from the transmission can result in secondary damage to surrounding components, including brake and fuel lines. A driveshaft separation may increase the risk of injury or crash.
Ford noted that it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.
Affected vehicles include 2015-17 Ford Transit vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, January 17, 2014 to June 15, 2017.
The recall involves approximately 402,462 vehicles in North America (370,630 in the United States, 2,361 in federalized territories, 3,217 in Mexico and 26,254 in Canada). The Ford reference number for this recall is 17S15.
In addition, Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for four Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles in the United States to repair second row seat attachment studs.
In the affected vehicles, seats with missing inboard attachments may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.
Affected vehicles include 2017 Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles built at Chicago Assembly Plant, January 20, 2017.
The recall involves approximately four vehicles in the United States. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17C10.
Additionally, Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for three Ford Escape vehicles in the U.S. to replace driver knee airbag modules.
In the affected vehicles, in the event of a driver knee airbag deployment, the airbag cushion may not inflate as intended due to the lack of inflator gas generant material. Incomplete airbag fill during a commanded deployment may increase the risk of injury to the driver in a crash.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.
Affected vehicles include 2016 Ford Escape vehicles built at Louisville Assembly Plant, December 18, 2015. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17C11.
Original headline: Ford Issues One Safety Recall, Two Safety Compliance Recalls In North America
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