Ford has announced that they will be recalling certain 2013 Lincoln MKT cars used as hearse or limousine vehicles. These vehicles may have been manufactured with rear brake rotor bolts that are not fully seated allowing the head to protrude above the wheel mounting surface. The raised bolt could lead to torque loss in the wheel joint which could lead to wheel separation. Most vehicles have been quarantined at the coach builder’s facility and will be repaired before delivery and notices were sent out on May 24, 2012 to owners already receiving delivery of their vehicles. Owners wanting more information about the problem can contact Ford Motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.

Ford has announced that they will be recalling certain vehicles because the transmission range selector (TRS) may have been calibrated out of specification for reverse gear. The transmission may not go into reverse as expected, “R” may not be illuminated on the dashboard to signal to the driver that the vehicle is in reverse, and the back up lights may not illuminate when the vehicle is in reverse. These conditions will increase the chance of injury for drivers and pedestrians. Ford will be notifying owners of the problem starting at the end of June, and dealers will inspect and replace the TRS as necessary. Owners wanting more information about the problem can contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332. The vehicles involved in the recall include:

Ford is recalling some 2012 Ford Expedition and 2012 Lincoln Navigator SUVs because some vehicles fail to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for head restraints. According to the recall report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), some vehicles may have inadequate welds on the head restraint support brackets for the second row, right hand seat. In the event of an accident, the passenger may not receive the proper head restraint protection increasing their chance of injury. Owners wanting more information on the recall can contact the Ford Motor Company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.

ford f150 airbag recallThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began an investigation into Ford’s 2004-2006 F-150 trucks last September, which ended in a recall of about 140,000 trucks. The problem was being blamed on an improperly installed wire in the steering column that could chaff and short out. The result was an illuminated seat belt lamp and the potential that the airbag could deploy without warning.

Under pressure from the NHTSA, Ford will be expanding the recall to include almost 1.2 million 2004-2006 Ford F-150 trucks and some 2006 Lincoln Mark LT vehicles. Owners wanting more information can contact the Ford Motor Company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a reminder recall for consumers with Ford vehicles that still have faulty cruise control systems. This recall was first issued as far back as the beginning of 1999 and has been reissued several times since then. The vehicles recalled are at risk of having the cruise control overheat and catch fire, even if they are turned off, parked and unattended.

Some warning signs that your vehicle may still have the cruise control issue are: a cruise control system that can’t be activated or stops working; brake lights that stop working; low brake fluid, ABS and brake warning lights on the dashboard that are illuminated; or the inability to get a vehicle out of park.

Owners of the affected automobiles are being urged to make sure their vehicles have been fixed. Ford offers a website service where you can enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), to see whether your vehicle has been recalled and whether the repair has been made. The vehicle’s VIN can be found on the dashboard and on the certification label on the door latch post next to the driver’s seat, NHTSA said. The vehicles affected by this recall include:

  • 1993-1996 Ford Bronco
  • 1992-1998 Ford Crown Victoria
  • 1992-2003 Ford Econoline E-150/250/350
  • 1996-2003 Ford Econoline E450
  • 2002-2003 Ford Econoline E550
  • 2000-2003 Ford Excursion Diesels
  • 1997-2002 Ford Expedition
  • 1995-2002 Ford Explorer
  • 2001-2002 Ford Explorer Sport
  • 2001-2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
  • 1993-2003 Ford F-series (F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550)
  • 1993-2003 Ford F-Super Duty Diesels (excluding 1998)
  • 2003-2004 Ford F-150 Lightning
  • 1994-2002 Ford F-53 Motorhome
  • 1995-2003 Ford Ranger
  • 1993-1995 Ford Taurus SHO (automatic transmission)
  • 1995-2003 Ford Windstars
  • 2002-2003 Lincoln Blackwood
  • 1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII
  • 1998-2002 Lincoln Navigator
  • 1992-1998 Lincoln Town Car
  • 1994 Mercury Capri
  • 1992-1998 Mercury Grand Marquis
  • 1991-2001 Mercury Mountaineer
  • 1995-2002 Mercury Mountaineers

2006 Lincoln Navigator – Tire problem – On some SUV’s the driver’s side front and rear tires may have been damaged during production. After time, the damage could result in a tread separation and ultimately a crash. Please call your Lincoln dealership immediately and schedule an appointment to be looked at.

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2006 Lincoln Navigator – Power train problem – Some vehicles may have been built with a poorly manufactured auto transmission parking guide plate. Thus the parking lock system may not engage in the park position. If the vehicle is parked on an incline, you could have a roll away situation. Please call you dealership immediately for an appointment.

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