Jump to content
Forums Gone... but not forgotten!
Pontiac of the Month

31pontiac's 1959 Bonneville

2019 December
of the Month

  • Welcome!

    Welcome to Forever Pontiac, full of great ideas for Pontiac performance, maintenance, or for peer-to-peer assistance from Professional and DIY mechanics. Also, compete in our Pontiac monthly competitions. Please register if you'd like to take part.


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.


Car and Driver: Ford Issues Recalls Affecting Explorer, Transit, F-650/F-750, and Lincoln MKC

Recommended Posts

2016 Ford Explorer


Ford announced a trio of recalls today for issues affecting the Lincoln MKC, the Explorer, the Transit van, and the F-650 and F-750 trucks.


Faulty engine-block heaters are the problem for the Explorer and the MKC. When the vehicle is parked and the heater is plugged in, the unit can overheat, possibly causing an engine fire. Ford knows of two such fires but no injuries. The affected models include 3129 Lincoln MKCs from 2015 and 2016, and 2407 2016-model Explorers. The majority of the vehicles were sold in Canada. Dealers will replace the engine-block heater—and the cord, if necessary—with one of a different design. This affects only vehicles with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, so the Ford Escape, which is related to the MKC, isn’t included.


The 2015 and 2016 model-year Transit van is being recalled for side curtain airbags. On 37,905 low-roof models, the airbags may have been installed incorrectly, in which case they may not inflate properly. Ford reports no injuries or accidents because of this issue. Dealers will inspect and adjust as needed.


Finally, Ford is recalling 4764 examples of its 2015 and 2016 F-650 and F-750 for parking-brake clips. The clips were incorrectly manufactured and can allow too much movement of the vehicle with the parking brake engaged. The company knows of no accidents or injuries related to the issue. Dealers will replace the clips.


Read Full Article

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Tired of these Ads? Register Today!

Tired of these Ads? Purchase Enhanced Membership today to remove them!
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.