Recall roundup: Lincoln MKC for push-button ignition switch positioning image

Lincoln has recently announced a recall for the MKC model because of the positioning of the push-button ignition switch, which is apparently too close to the touch screen.

The North American based automaker Lincoln is currently announcing a recall for the MKC, because of the position of the push button ignition switch, which is too close to the touch screen. The company says that because of this positioning of the button occupants are shutting off the engine while driving.

“Due to the switch’s close proximity to other controls, occupants are inadvertently shutting off the engine while driving. If the push-to-start button is inadvertently actuated while driving, the restraint system may not perform as intended in a crash, increasing the risk of injuries”, says the carmaker in its official press release.

The affected Lincoln MKC vehicles have been produced at Louisville Assembly Plant, between the 20th of August, 2013, and the 9th of September, 2014. The total number of affected vehicles include 13,500 in North America, with 11,144 in the U.S., 2,033 in Canada and 397 in Mexico. Ford has also issued a second recall, for the Lincoln MKC and Ford Escape, because of an issue with the nickel plating on the fuel pump, which can lead to the engine stalling. For details on the two recalls, owners should contact their local Ford representative.