A defect affecting certain 2014 Ford Escape and 2015 Lincoln MKC SUVs will have approximately 10,000 owners returning to their dealers to have their fuel pump replaced. According to reports filed with the NHTSA, contamination due to improper nickel plating could cause excessive pump friction and eventual pump failure. The engine could stall without warning and/or fail to start. An engine stall without warning while driving could increase the risk of an accident.
Owners wanting more information about the problem are asked to contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 14S30 and the NHTSA campaign number is 15V-005.