Ford issued a recall of more than 88,000 vehicles on Wednesday due to their potential to stall without warning while driving—and be unable to restart—or fail to start at all. The recall includes all Ford Police Interceptor sedans built in Ford’s Chicago plant from 2011 to 2015, and it wasn’t the only one they made.
The starting and stalling issues stem from possible failures of the fuel-pump control module, according to a statement by Ford. Vehicles affected by the issue include Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT models with 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct-injection engines from the model years 2013 through 2015. Ford also included all police sedans from those model years in the recall. As for the specifics, here’s the recall list from Ford:
Affected vehicles include:
- 2013-15 Ford Taurus with 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct injection engine built at Chicago Assembly Plant, Aug. 25, 2011 to May 31, 2015
- 2013-15 Ford Flex with 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct injection engine built at Oakville Assembly, Sept. 12, 2011 to May 29, 2015
- 2013-15 Lincoln MKS with 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct injection engine built at Chicago Assembly Plant, Aug. 31, 2011 to May 31, 2015
- 2013-15 Lincoln MKT with 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct injection engine built at Oakville Assembly, Sept. 12, 2011 to May 29, 2015
- 2013-15 Ford Police Interceptor sedan, all engines, built at Chicago Assembly, Sept. 8, 2011 to May 31, 2015
There are approximately 88,151 vehicles affected, including 77,502 in the United States and federalized territories, 7,353 in Canada and 1,083 in Mexico.
Ford dealers will “inspect and replace the fuel pump control module as needed” at no charge, according to the recall statement. Ford also announced two other recalls in the same statement, including certain Ford Transit and Escape models from the past several years. According to the statement, the manufacturer is currently unaware of any accidents or issues stemming from the recalls.
The Ford Transit recall includes about 2,500 cars from the 2015 and 2016 model years, with the same problems as the recall above. The stalling and failure to start both stem from malfunction of the fuel injection pump, according to the statement. From Ford:
Affected vehicles include 2015-16 Ford Transit 3.2-liter diesel-equipped vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, July 15, 2015 to April 14, 2016. There are approximately 2,472 vehicles affected, including 2,013 in the United States and federalized territories, and 457 in Canada.
Dealers will inspect the fuel system for metallic contamination. If no metallic contamination is present, dealers will replace the fuel injection pump and associated parts. If metallic contamination is present, dealers will replace the fuel injection pump, fuel injectors and fuel filter, and will clean and flush the fuel system at no cost to the customer.
Ford’s final recall in the statement was much less worrisome, and affects more than 23,000 Ford Escapes from the 2017 model year. The configuration of the power-window system in the cars may “exceed the regulatory requirement for remote actuation closing force,” according to the statement, which could end in some pain for people who like to stick their arm out the window. Ford will do a software update for the window system for free, of course.
Safe travels, Ford owners.