Ford is announcing six separate recalls for a variety of issues affecting a dozen models and a total of 100,610 vehicles in North America. However, according to Ford spokesperson Kelli Felker, "None of them have caused accidents or injuries." Half of them cover fewer than 1,000 cars.

The largest recall covers 92,022 North American examples (about 83,250 in the US) of some models of the Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, Ford Interceptor, Flex and Lincoln MKT from the 2013 and 2014 model years; the 2012-2014 Edge and the 2014 Lincoln MKX. All of them have a potential issue with the halfshaft on the right side that might not be fully seated and could move outward over time. If it shifts too far, the models may no longer be able to drive, and the condition could also allow the vehicles to roll away, even when in Park. Dealers will inspect the shaft to make sure it's seated and will replace the part if necessary.

The next-largest recall covers 5,264 North American examples (4,867 in the US) of the Ford F59 Commercial Stripped Chassis from the 2011-2014 model years. It's possible that an electrical junction box can corrode in areas with salty roads and short circuit. The problem could potentially cause a fire. Dealers will replace the box with an improved design.

Another campaign covers the 2,124 North American units (1,867 in the US) of the 2014 Ford Escape with the panoramic sunroof. It's possible that there could be a bad bond between the glass and attaching bracket, which could cause additional noise, water leaking or for the sunroof to fall off the vehicle. Talk about a bad day. Vehicles built between October 15-22, 2013, at the Louisville Assembly Plant will get a replacement panel.

Ford is also issuing a recall for 635 units of its F53 Motorhome Stripped Chassis and F59 Commercial Stripped Chassis from the 2014 model year because the brake calipers could have been incorrectly machined, a condition that could cause a brake fluid leak. Dealers will inspect vehicles made between February 14 and March 7, 2014, at the Detroit Chassis plant and will fix the problem as needed.

The next recall is strictly on paper. Ford is recalling 368 Ford Transit Connect vehicles from the 2014 model year that are located in Puerto Rico because they have the European brake reservoir cap label, instead of the mandated US version. Dealers will replace the decal on the affected models.

Finally, Ford is recalling 197 North American Ford Fiesta vehicles from the 2014 model year, 175 of which are in the US. Some models built from October 25, 2013, to February 27, 2014, at the Cuautitlan Assembly Plant may not have an adhesive layer in the fuel tank, which could allow the cars to leak fuel from a seam in the tank. Obviously, this is a fire risk. Affected Fiestas will have a replacement fuel tank installed.

Scroll down to read each announcement from the Blue Oval, including the specific powertrains covered under the halfshaft recall.
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Ford Issues Safety Recall for Certain 2012-2014 Taurus/MKS/Interceptor, Flex/MKT, Edge/MKX Vehicles in North America for Potential Halfshaft Disengagement

Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 92,000 (actual 92,022) 2013-2014MY Taurus/MKS/Interceptor sedans and Flex/MKT vehicles, 2012-2014 MY Edge vehicles, and 2014 MY MKX vehicles for a potential issue with the right-hand halfshaft. In some of the affected vehicles, the circlip that retains the right-hand halfshaft to the linkshaft may not have been fully seated during assembly. A halfshaft that is not fully seated may move outward over time. If the halfshaft becomes fully disengaged from the linkshaft, vehicles may experience loss of drive function. Additionally, this condition may result in unexpected vehicle movement if the gearshift is placed in Park without the parking brake being activated. No accidents or injuries have been attributed to this condition.

Dealers will inspect to verify the right-hand halfshaft is fully inserted and retained on the linkshaft. If the halfshaft is not fully inserted, dealers will replace the linkshaft and replace the halfshaft if it is damaged.
Affected vehicles include:
• Taurus/MKS: 2013-2014MY vehicles with a 3.5L AWD powertrain built at Chicago Assembly Plant August 25, 2011 – November 30, 2013.
• Police Interceptor Sedan: 2013-2014MY vehicles with 3.5L GTDI AWD, 3.5L & 3.7L TiVCT FWD & AWD powertrains built at Chicago Assembly Plant August 25, 2011 – November 30, 2013
• Flex/MKT: 2013-2014MY with the 3.5L GTDI AWD powertrain built at Oakville Assembly Plant September 12, 2011 – November 29, 2013.
• Edge: 2012 – 2014MY with the 2.0L GTDI FWD powertrain built at Oakville Assembly Plant September 2, 2010- November 29, 2013
• Edge/MKX: 2014MY with the 3.5L & 3.7L TiVCT AWD powertrain built at Oakville Assembly Plant September 2, 2010 – November 29, 2013
As of June 23, 2014, approximately 83,000 are in the U.S. and federalized territories (actual 83,250). Approximately 8,200 are in Canada (actual 8,173) and approximately 600 are in Mexico (actual 599).

Ford Issues Safety Recall for Certain 2014 Ford Escape Vehicles for Potential Issue with Panorama Roof Glass

Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 2,100 (actual 2,124) 2014MY Ford Escape vehicles in North America for a potential issue with panorama roof glass that may have an improperly cured urethane bond between the glass and the attaching bracket. A panorama roof glass assembly with an improperly cured urethane bond may result in noise, water leak, or separation of the glass panel from the vehicle, potentially increasing the risk of an accident or injury. No accidents or injuries have been attributed to this condition.
Dealers will replace the front roof glass panel if the date and sequence number located on the glass label fall within the suspect build range. Affected vehicles include certain 2014 Ford Escape vehicles built October 15, 2013 – October 22, 2013 at the Louisville Assembly Plant. As of June 23, 2014, approximately 1,870 are in the U.S. and federalized territories (actual 1,867). Approximately 140 (actual 143) are in Canada and approximately 115 (actual 114) are in Mexico.

Ford Issues Safety Recall for Certain 2014 Ford Fiesta Vehicles in North America for Potential Fuel Tank Issue

Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 200 (actual 197) 2014MY Ford Fiesta vehicles in North America for a potential issue with the fuel tank. Fuel tanks built during a specific time period at the supplier may be missing an adhesive layer. Without this adhesive layer, a fuel tank may leak fuel from a seam. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
No accidents, injuries or fires have been attributed to this condition.

Dealers will replace the fuel tank at no cost to the customer. Affected vehicles include certain 2014 Ford Fiesta vehicles built October 25, 2013 – February 27, 2014 at the Cuautitlan Assembly Plant. As of June 23, 2014, 175 are in the U.S. and federalized territories. 12 are in Canada and 10 are in Mexico.

Ford Issues Safety Recall for Certain 2011-2014 F59 Commercial Stripped Chassis Vehicles for Potential Junction Block Issue

Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 5,250 (actual 5,264) 2011-2014MY Ford F59 Commercial Stripped Chassis vehicles in North America for a potential issue with the junction block. Some of the affected vehicles may contain an electrical junction block that, if operated in a corrosive environment associated with road salt, can form a conductive path between the junction block and the mounting bracket that may lead to a short circuit. As a result, the driver may experience smoke coming from the right front wheel well, a loss of electrical power, or potentially a fire, with or without the engine running. No accidents or injuries have been attributed to this condition.

Dealers will replace the junction block with an improved design at no cost to the customer. Affected vehicles include certain 2011-2014 F59 Commercial stripped chassis vehicles built at the Detroit Chassis plant December 17, 2009 – April 30, 2014. As of June 23, 2014, approximately 4,850 are in the U.S. and federalized territories (actual 4,867). Approximately 400 are in Canada (actual 397).

Ford Issues Safety Recall for Certain 2014 F53 and F59 Stripped Chassis Vehicles for Potential Brake Caliper Issue

Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 600 (actual 635) 2014MY Ford F53 Motorhome Stripped Chassis and F59 Commercial Stripped Chassis vehicles in North America for a potential issue with the brake calipers. Some of the affected vehicles may contain brake calipers that may have been incorrectly machined and could result in a leak between the piston and piston bore. The leak may result in the loss of braking performance in one of the two brake system hydraulic circuits. If this leak occurs, the operator would experience longer brake pedal travel and increased stopping distances, potentially increasing the risk of a crash. No accidents or injuries have been attributed to this condition.

Dealers will inspect the brake calipers and replace those with affected cast lot and build date codes at no cost to the customer. Affected vehicles include certain 2014 F53 Motorhome and F59 Commercial stripped chassis vehicles built at the Detroit Chassis plant February 14, 2014 – March 7, 2014. As of June 23, 2014, all of the affected vehicles are in the U.S. and federalized territories.

Ford Issues Safety Non-Compliance Recall for Certain 2014 Transit Connect Vehicles in Puerto Rico for Brake Fluid Reservoir Cap Issue

Ford is issuing a recall for approximately 370 (actual 368) 2014MY Ford Transit Connect vehicles to address a non-compliance issue with the brake fluid reservoir cap in Puerto Rico. The brake reservoir cap on the affected vehicles does not conform to the FMVSS 135 brake system labeling requirement. Certain 2014MY Ford Transit Connect vehicles were shipped to Puerto Rico with a European brake reservoir pictogram cap label, which does not contain the text mandated by FMVSS 135. No accidents or injuries have been attributed to this condition.

Dealers will replace the brake reservoir cap with an FMVSS 135 compliant cap at no cost to the customer. Affected vehicles include certain 2014 Ford Transit Connect vehicles built at the Valencia (Spain) Assembly Plant March 1, 2014 – May 15, 2014. As of June 23, 2014, all affected vehicles are in Puerto Rico.


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      mary.keana
      • 5 Months Ago
      Why is there a picture of a Hyundai Sonata. ;-)
      Revis Goodworth
      • 5 Months Ago
      Since Total Recall Motors claims that recalls boost sales, apparently Ford is willing to give it a try. I hope Ford understands that in order for Total Recall Motors to get a single digit sales increase last month, it cost them $2.5 billion in recall claims.
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 5 Months Ago
      That poor MKS looks like a bloated baleen whale and is begging for a refresh
      mary.keana
      • 5 Months Ago
      Is it possible to list all the Ford Fire Escape recalls. Fires, fires, now sunroofs falling off.
        mary.keana
        • 5 Months Ago
        @mary.keana
        merlot066, you have three more votes.
        merlot066
        • 5 Months Ago
        @mary.keana
        Aaron, you have a little bit too much time on your hand if you went that far out of your way to play victim. I refreshed yesterday morning in the middle of you upvoting yourself from -13 (you went from -6 to -1 in a span of 3 minutes) and haven't been back since. This is almost as sad as the day you forgot your meds and went full psycho on that Acura post.
          mary.keana
          • 5 Months Ago
          @merlot066
          how long did it take you to vote a -63?
      bullitt2605
      • 5 Months Ago
      Only 10 million + more recalls to go to catch GM!
      merlot066
      • 5 Months Ago
      Wow, the votes on Mary and Winnie's comments swapping before my eyes. Good work Aaron ;-)
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 5 Months Ago
      Cool, now that they replaced on my 14 Edge with 2,500 miles a VCT phaser, 2 solenoids and denied a cracked windshield a week later even though it just appeared while parked and had no impact spot per the service department. Little more and I can go Lemon Law. Yay!
        owen brown
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Timothy Tibbetts
        I hate to be the one to break it to you but that's not a lemon that's a Ford.
      david.bergman1
      • 5 Months Ago
      Seriously, the next time everyone is bashing other manufacturers for deciding to build cars in Mexico or even in China rather than in the states, I hope this along with all of the other American manufacturer recalls reminds them why!
        bullitt2605
        • 5 Months Ago
        @david.bergman1
        Not saying Mexico gives me feelings or high quality but, a lot of these recalls are for parts that come complete from a supplier and are assembled into the car in Mexico or where ever. Like an airbag assembly. We demand more this or that in our cars but don't want to pay more. The manufacturers go after the suppliers to cut costs and this is the result.
      mary.keana
      • 5 Months Ago
      Seriously, can anyone compile a complete list of Fire Escape recalls? now get busy Merlot666, vote away.
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