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Ford Motor Company recalling over 370,000 vehicles because Engine may continue to run after being turned off

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured April 1st, 2014, to June 12th, 2015, Ford Focus vehicles manufactured June 17th, 2014, to June 12th, 2015, and Ford C-Max vehicles manufactured April 22nd, 2014, to June 12th, 2015.

In the affected vehicles, the engine may continue to run after the key or the START/STOP engine button is turned to off. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, “Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention.”

2015 Ford Escape is one of the vehicle models being recalled.

2015 Ford Escape is one of the vehicle models being recalled.

Recall Information

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Report Receipt Date: July 8th, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V436000
Component(s): Electrical System
Potential Number of Units Affected: 374,781

Vehicle Make / Model Model Year(s)
Ford / C-Max 2015
Ford / Escape 2015
Ford / Focus 2015

Consequence

If the engine does not turn off as expected, someone could move the transmission shifter out of park and the vehicle may move unintentionally, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the body control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 20th, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1.866.436.7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 15C06.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov


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