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Accident, Fire Risks Behind Ford’s Last Three Recalls

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Ford announced three recalls this week, including one that impacts several F-150 pickup trucks. According to the automaker, one of the issues behind these recalls is associated with battery connection failures that could increase the risk of an auto fire. The two other recalls involve issues that pose accident risks. 

In its Wednesday announcement, Ford stated that the 2020 F-150 pickup trucks built between June 30 and July 1 may come with an improperly attached nut that won’t provide the needed conductive properties or that can fail to secure the connection to the starter. This can increase the risk of incremental heat generation as the vehicle starts, increasing the risk of a fire.

While the company isn’t aware of any accidents or fires, truck owners are advised to schedule a visit to a dealer to have the nut replaced. Additionally, the firm recalled more than 558,610 2015 through 2018 Ford Edges built at the firm’s Oakville Assembly Plant between June 25, 2014 and December 21, 2017, as well as the 2016 through 2018 Lincoln MKXs built at the same plant between November 11, 2014 and December 21, 2017.

Ford said these vehicles come with brake hoses that can rupture, causing a fluid leak that can make accidents more likely. 

The third and last recall announced by Ford impacts 3,597 Lincoln Corsairs built between January 7, 2019 and October 21, 2019 at the firm’s Louisville Assembly Plant. 

These vehicles can pose accident risks as the coil springs can corrode and fracture, falling off the vehicle and onto the road. 

Ford Urges Drivers To Get Vehicles Fixed To Avoid Accident Risks

The company said that while it has not yet registered any accident or injury associated with any of the recalled vehicles, it’s important to get your car or truck fixed promptly.

Many auto accidents happen long after recalls are launched. 

All too often, drivers aren’t notified their cars were recalled. Automakers are required to contact car owners via mail in case of a recall, but many car owners fail to keep their contact details updated with the automaker. This delays the notification process.

To make sure you receive recall-related mail, make sure your car’s automaker has your updated information. You can also check if your car has an open recall by visiting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website at SafeCar.gov.

For more information on these Ford recalls, follow this link.