Ford has announced three safety recalls for the North American market.
The first campaign concerns certain 2003-2005 Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis sedans, totaling 312,814 units, produced between Oct 3, 2001, to Aug 2, 2005.
These vehicles might an issue with the lighting control module, which needs to be replaced, as the company mentions the solder joints on the module that could crack and interrupt the power to the headlights, increasing the risk of a crash at night. Dealers will replace the module free of charge.
The second recall was issued for the 2016 Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks, due to the rear air brake chamber jounce hoses, which could contact the model’s rear axle housing during operation, possibly causing a leak, diminishing braking performance or application of the parking brake and increasing the risk of a crash.
Vehicles affected in this case have been produced at the Ohio Assembly Plant, between June 18, 2015, and November 15, 2015, in a number of 177 units. The firm’s dealers will inspect the brakes and parking brake air lines for damage, replacing them as needed, and will also install a rear brake chamber replacement, at no cost to the owners.
Last but not least, the blue oval is recalling the 2015 Ford Transit dual-rear-vehicles, because of rear axle shafts that could fracture, causing loss of motive power without warning or unintended vehicle movement when the model is parked, with the parking brake engaged.
The total number of affected units stands at 1,265 and all of them were built at the Kansas City Assembly Plant, between May 1, 2015, and June 26, 2015. The fix contains in the replacement of both rear axle shafts, which will be made at no cost to the customer.