Ford has issued a safety compliance recall for certain vehicles because of some problems with their engines which apparently “refuse” to shut down.
According to Ford Motor Company, there are a total of 433,000 vehicles which will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem solved. The blue oval says that these cars have an issue with the body control module and it is possible for the engines to still run after the driver turns the ignition key off.
“In these vehicles, it could be possible for the engine to continue to run after turning the ignition key to the “off” position and removing the key, or after pressing the Engine Start/Stop button. This is a compliance issue with FMVSS 114 regarding theft protection and rollaway prevention”, says the automaker in its press release.
The affected models are the 2015 Focus, put together between June 17, 2014 and June 12, 2015 at Michigan Assembly Plant, the 2015 C-MAX produced between April 22, 2014 and June 12, 2015 in Michigan and the 2015 Escape, assembled between April 1, 2014 and June 12, 2015, in Louisville. The total number of affected vehicles in the U.S. is 374,781, 52,180 are found in Canada and 5,135 in Mexico. The company’s dealers will updated the body control module software at no cost to the customer. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue. The recall should begin soon.