Ford has issued three separate recall campaigns which are affecting approximately 220,000 vehicles in the 2011 to 2015 model years.
The biggest recall campaign announced by Ford is affecting almost 213,000 units of the Police Interceptor Utility and the Explorer SUVs, from the 2011 to 2013 model years. The affected models have a problem with a spring in the doorway handle, which could come unseated, causing the doors to open in a side impact. The vehicles have been produced between the 1st of February, 2011, and the 30th of November , 2012, most of them being sold in the U.S. market, followed by Canada and Mexico.
The second recall is referring to the F-Series Super Duty ambulances and emergency trucks. Ford says that 6,500 units from the 2011 to 2015 model years have been affected by this problem and in case of the 2014 and 2015 F-Series, only the vehicles equipped with the 6.7 liter turbo diesel have been affected. The models have faulty exhaust gas sensors which may cause the vehicles to think that they are in a high-temperature situation. These have been produced between the 22nd of February, 2010, and the 1st of February, 2015.
The last recall is referring to the Lincoln MKT crossovers, in 1,725 units, from the 2013 to 2015 model years. The models have a faulty vacuum pump relay which may lead to a fire under the hood. They have been produced between the 6th of March, 2012, and the 4th of March, 2015. All vehicles will be repairs free of charge and for any details on the topic, owners should contact their local Ford representative.