Ford recalling nearly 15,000 F-Series and Edge/Lincoln MKX crossovers

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

Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY


Mfr’s Report Date: DEC 29, 2010

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V659000
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component:
STRUCTURE:BODY

Potential Number of Units Affected: 14,737

Summary:
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.

Consequence:
IF AN ELECTRICAL SHORT DEVELOPS, AN OVERHEATING CONDITION MAY OCCUR WHICH CAN RESULT IN AN UNATTENDED VEHICLE FIRE.

Remedy:
DEALER WILL REPLACE THE BODY CONTROL MODULE IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 10, 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 GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .