It seems like there’s been a lot of vehicles recalled lately. And it was just announced recently that Ford recalls 400,000 vehicles, including the Super Duty truck, Ford Escape, and Shelby Mustang. But don’t worry, our technicians at Dakota Ridge Automotive in Littleton say they are relatively easy fixes.
Ford says no crashes or injuries have been reported involving the safety recall, but if you have a Super Duty Chassis Cab truck, a Ford Escape sport-utility vehicle, or a Shelby Mustang sports car you’ll want to get it repaired soon at your nearest dealership. Let’s take a look at the vehicles recalled.
Super Duty Chassis Cab Truck
The recall affects a small number of Ford Super Duty trucks from the 2017 model year.
The problem has to do with the adhesive-mounted protective shield on the truck’s fuel conditioning module. Because of inadequate adhesion of the fuel shield it can be dislodged by road debris or water spray which could force open the drain valve on the module. This may allow air to enter the fuel system or cause a fuel leak. In the presence of ignition, it could cause a fire. It could also create enough liquid fuel on the road to cause a slip hazard which might increase the risk of a crash.
The fuel conditioning module bottom cover will need to be replaced with a bolt-on metallic protective shield if it is defective.
This recall is for the 2017 Ford Super Duty 6.7-liter diesel Chassis Cab vehicles with midship fuel tanks built at the Kentucky Truck Plant between March 21, 2016, and August 28, 2016.
There are approximately 182 vehicles recalled, including 170 in the United States and 12 in Canada.
Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner
The recall affects more than 400,000 vehicles, including Ford Escapes and Mercury Mariners.
The problem is a defective fuel delivery module flange that may cause cracks in a vehicle’s fuel supply port, which could lead to fuel leaks. If there is an ignition source, it could cause fires.
The fuel delivery module flange assembly will need to be replaced if a defect is found.
The recall involves vehicles equipped with 3.0-liter engines built at the Kansas City Assembly Plant:
- 2010-12 Ford Escape, built February 26, 2009, to April 29, 2012
- 2010-11 Mercury Mariner, built February 25, 2009, to December 12, 2010
There are approximately 411,663 vehicles affected, including 329,018 in the United States, 69,576 in Canada, 7,477 in Mexico, and 247 in federalized territories.
Shelby GT350/R Mustangs
The problem is in the vehicle’s engine oil cooler tube assembly where insufficient crimps on the hose could cause a hose separation and an oil leak. The sudden loss of engine oil could cause engine failure and lead to a fire.
The engine oil cooler tube assembly will need to be replaced if a defect is found.
This recall is for 2015-17 Ford Shelby GT350/R Mustang vehicles built at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan from February 24, 2015, to August 30, 2016.
There are approximately 8,026 vehicles recalled, including 6,523 in the United States, 957 in Canada, 346 in Mexico, and 59 in federalized territories.
It’s important to know that Ford recalls 400,000 vehicles, including the Super Duty truck, Ford Escape, and Shelby Mustang, because if you have an affected vehicle you will want to get it repaired soon. Our technicians at Dakota Ridge Automotive in Littleton want to keep you informed about any vehicle recall that could affect your safety.