Ford is recalling a total of 203,494 vehicles in North America in two campaigns. One of them covers an issue with the instruments in the Escape and Transit. The other is a small labeling issue for the Transit.
Ford will cut its normal summer break in half at 16 factories in order to keep up with demand for the company's trucks, SUV, and crossovers. Workers will get one week off in late June, rather than the usual two.
NHTSA is taking a second look at the May 2014 power steering recall that affected 740,000 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner crossovers after a complaint was filed by an owner who says Ford's fix wasn't sufficient the first time around.