Recall roundup: Mustang and other Ford vehicles for two separate problems image

Two separate recall campaigns have been announced by Ford recently.

The first one is affecting the new generation of the Mustang which has been equipped with the controversial 2.3 liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. The car manufacturer has announced the recall for elevated underbody temperatures which can cause degradation to the fuel tank and fuel vapor lines and result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of fire. The company is not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires related to this condition which is affecting the muscle cars produced between February 14, 2014, to February 10, 2015, at Flat Rock Assembly Plant. There are a total of affected 19,095 units in the U.S. and 391 in Canada. The dealers will be replacing the fuel tank shield with one with better insulating capability and install thermal patches on the fuel tank and parking brake cable, free of charge.

The second recall announced is affecting the 2011 to 2013 Ford Taurus and Flex, Lincoln MKS and MKT and several 2011 to 2012 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ. The 2011 Mercury Milan is also affected by this recall which has been announced for potential issue with the electric power steering. The total number of affected cars stands at approximately 423,000. Ford says that a potential intermittent electrical connection in the steering gear can result in loss of electric power steering assist while driving and this can increase the risk of a crash because the vehicle will be more difficult to steer. Four minor accidents have been reported related to this condition but no one has been injured.