The North American based automaker Ford has recently announced a recall which will affect 450.426 units of its SUVs and minivans because of defects which can cause fires or loss of power.
According to the car manufacturer, 450.426 units of the Ford models will be affected by this recall, and 205.896 owners of the Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans, together with 244.530 owners of the Ford Escape sport utility vehicles will have to take a trip back to the dealerships in order to get this problem fixed. Ford says that the Freestar, Mercury Monterey and the Escape have a fix defect which can lead to the loss of power or even fires.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration didn’t say anything about possible reports received by owners of the above mentioned models, but according to the feds, the 2001 and 2002 Escape SUVs have brake-fluid leaks from the cap of their brake master cylinder reservoir which is leading to corrosion that might cause a fire, while the 2004 and 2005 Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans are being recalled because of the torque converter output shafts in their powertrains which may fail and cause the sudden loss of power. The recall is expected to start soon, dealers have been notified and the customers will be notified in the nearby future too.