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Ford Motor Company recalling vehicles due to potential for an internal short

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)Ford is recalling certain model year 2011 F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, Edge AND Lincoln MKX vehicles. During a six-day production period, the supplier of the body control module manufactured modules that may have the potential for an internal short.

If an electrical short develops, an overheating condition may occur which can result in an unattended vehicle fire.

Product Information

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Report Date: December 29th, 2010

Vehicle Make / Model: – Model Year(s):  

  • Ford / Edge –  2011
  • Ford / F-150 – 2011
  • Ford / F-250 – 2011
  • Ford / F-350 – 2011
  • Ford / F-450 – 2011
  • Ford / F-550 – 2011
  • Lincoln / MKX – 2011

NHTSA Campaign Number: 10V659000 
 
Component: Structure: Body

Potential Number of Units Affected: 14,737
 
Remedy: Dealer will replace the body control module if necessary free of charge. The Safety recall is expected to begin on or before January 10th, 2011. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
 
Notes: Ford’s recall campaign number is 10S14. Owners may also contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or goto www.safercar.gov .

About The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 to carry out safety programs previously administered by the National Highway Safety Bureau. Specifically, the agency directs the highway safety and consumer programs established by the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966, the Highway Safety Act of 1966, the 1972 Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act, and succeeding amendments to these laws. Dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety, NHTSA works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial. The agency strives to exceed the expectations of its customers through its core values of Integrity, Service, and Leadership.


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