Ford Recalls Over 8500 Vehicles Due To Safety Issues

Posted: Jul 2 2016, 4:59am CDT | by , Updated: Jul 2 2016, 6:17pm CDT, in | Cars & Vehicles


Ford Recalls over 8500 Vehicles Due to Safety Issues

Ford is going to recall 8500 vehicles in three recalls of different types.

Over 8500 Ford vehicles, including really famous models have been recalled in three phases by Ford. The Explorer and F-150 by Ford which were released in 2015 and 2016 are majorly recalled vehicles.

These two models are pretty different from each other and have been developed for different kinds of rides as well. However both of them are showing the same kind of problem.

The problem is related to a fault in welding on the driver’s rear seatback. Ford says that this kind of problem might not be able to put a restraint on the driver or passenger at the time of crash thus causing an injury for them. 

Ford will be changing the headrest in these cars and will be introducing a new backseat to eradicate the problem. Along with these, Ford recalled 949 Focus Electric hatchbacks which were released in year 2015 to 2016.

These were built in Germany and have a separate issue. These EVs will be needing a new transmission fit and assembly. Ford says that the new assembly of transmission will have a fiction-reducing coating on the shaft and gear box which will increase the efficiency of car. 

The other vehicle reclaimed was Transit Connect. Ford recalled 600 units of these vans which were released in year 2016. The problem with these units were the loose hydraulics of the breaks. The loose hydraulics tend to stop the car really late. Along with that it has issues in electrical functions including curve control cruise control and traction control. 

Ford has proven itself to be pretty vigilant about the safety of its customers. This can be seen in all these recalls. No reports of injuries or any casualty was reported however it’s better to avoid any risks. 

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