• Oct 29, 2010
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That was quick. Ford has issued a recall for a whopping 71 2011 Lincoln MKX and 2011 Ford Edge models due to rear latches that are unable to be locked. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the locks weren't programmed properly from the factory, and as such, the rear gate can't be locked by any of the buttons inside of the vehicle or even the key fob.

NHTSA says that the problem violates the agency's motor vehicle safety standard number 206 pertaining to locks and door retention components.

Ford will reprogram the locks free of charge, and the recall is set to get under way starting on November 1. Owners can contact Ford or the NHTSA to learn more about having their vehicles repaired.




Photos by Zach Bowman / Copyright ©2010 AOL.
[Sources: NHTSA, Family Car Guide]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Damn that was fast but I am glad they caught the problem early because having the rear gate not lock is a serious problem and that's something that lingers in the owners mind. BTW, it does look pretty sharp in black!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      BRB: Going to parking lot for 'shopping.'
        • 4 Years Ago
        Alriiiiight! Don't have to steal candy from little kids! I got a whole weekend to lift them from Edge's and MKX's! Now where are those 71 vehicles?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have the 2011 mkx... next recall better be about fixing the known software issues:crashing nav system, usb ports crash and the Sirus Travel Link has never worked... all known issues with Ford, they even provided me with the bug numbers! $50k for the car and the features don't work...
        gashound
        • 4 Years Ago
        your 100% right. i have a 2011 mkx. thi is a real electronic nightmare. most of the screen stuff doesnt work and the dealer is lost.they have provided me with a flex to use in the meanwhile. its been in the shop for almst two weeks. i think ill trade it before i lose too much and buy a buick.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm trying to like the interiors but, besides the flashy entertainment system, it looks like it's stuck in 2000-2001. Nothing really stands out as unique.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Looks like they are stuck in 2001? Wow, have you actually seen the interior of the new Edge?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I thought the same thing but I was at the Fiord dealer yesterday, sat in one and it's really nice. Pictures do not do it justice.
      • 4 Years Ago
      With the number of electronic gadgets on vehicles these days a few glitches are bound to occur. That Ford caught it early shows they are on the button. Ford is producing vehicles equally as good as the vaunted imports we have rammed down our throats for decades. Ford provides American workers with jobs, (alas, a lot of foreign ones as well) and this company has come back big time. Drive one some time and fly our flag instead of that of the Rising Sun et.al!
      Steven R. Russell
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am not surprised by some of these vulgar, ignorant statements, made by people which the Bible describes as being void of understanding.

      The Bible also tells us that one of the signs that we are living in the last days is that people will be ungrateful.

      However, on the other side of that coin;

      "[God] changes the times and the seasons;... He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding." Daniel 2:21.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow that's a huge badge.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I almost thought it was a photoshop for a second.
      • 4 Years Ago
      @ FitFan, I agree. I think ever since Toyota had their @$$e$ handed to them with the whole floormat/gas pedal issue, we are now hearing about every single recall out there. And with the internet, it's easier to get the information about every single recall out there.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Ford looks like a Kia / Honda with that grill...

      The Lincoln is butt ugly.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What is up with all the recalls with new vehicles just being released to the public lately? Well, like someone already said, at least they caught it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Recalls have always been a common occurrence. Most of them are minor. I think the change may be the fact that autoblog and the press in general have decided that recall announcements are newsworthy.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd appreciate it much more if Autoblog would report on TSB's when they're reported to NHTSA. Reporting on 70-100 cars, most of which haven't been sold, really isn't newsworthy. If the cars were 10 years old and likely had changed hands a few times and there was a real but not obvious safety issue, it'd be a much different matter.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This recall is for locks in the rear latches. This recall isn't for engines, transmissions, ignitions or brakes, just for locks in the rear latches. Hope they get corrected. I still prefer Fords.
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