Ford Recalls 92,022 Vehicles for Loss of Drive Function | Edmunds

Ford Recalls 92,022 Vehicles for Loss of Drive Function


Just the Facts:
  • Ford is recalling 92,022 vehicles in North America, including the 2013-'14 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKT, Ford Flex and Ford Police Interceptor, for a potential problem with the right-hand half-shaft that could lead to a "loss of drive function," the company said.
  • Other vehicles included in the recall are the 2012-'14 Ford Edge and 2014 Lincoln MKX.
  • The vehicles could roll away if the gearshift is placed in Park without the parking brake being activated.

DEARBORN, Michigan Ford is recalling 92,022 vehicles in North America, including the 2013-'14 Ford Flex, Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKT and Ford Police Interceptor, for a potential problem with the right-hand half-shaft that could lead to a "loss of drive function," the company said.

Other vehicles included in the recall are the 2012-'14 Ford Edge and 2014 Lincoln MKX.

The vehicles could roll away if the gearshift is placed in Park without the parking brake being activated.

"The circlip (sic) that retains the right-hand half-shaft to the linkshaft may not have been fully seated during assembly," said Ford in a statement provided to Edmunds on Tuesday. "A half-shaft that is not fully seated may move outward over time.

"If the half-shaft becomes fully disengaged from the linkshaft, vehicles may experience loss of drive function. Additionally, this condition may result in unexpected vehicle movement if the gearshift is placed in Park without the parking brake being activated."

Ford said no accidents or injuries have been linked to the recall.

The affected vehicles include:

  • 2013-'14 Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS with a 3.5-liter all-wheel-drive powertrain built at Chicago Assembly plant from August 25, 2011 through November 30, 2013.

  • 2013-'14 Ford Police Interceptor sedans with 3.5-liter GTDI all-wheel drive, 3.5-liter and 3.7-liter TiVCT front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive powertrains built at Chicago Assembly Plant from August 25, 2011 through November 30, 2013.

  • 2013-'14 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT with the 3.5-liter GTDI all-wheel-drive powertrain built at Oakville Assembly Plant from September 12, 2011 through November 29, 2013.

  • 2012-'14 Ford Edge with the 2.0-liter GTDI front-wheel-drive powertrain built at Oakville Assembly Plant from September 2, 2010 through November 29, 2013.

  • 2014 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX with the 3.5-liter and 3.7-liter TiVCT all-wheel-drive powertrain built at Oakville Assembly Plant from September 2, 2010 through November 29, 2013.
  • Ford and Lincoln dealers will inspect the half-shaft. If the half-shaft is not fully inserted, dealers will replace the linkshaft and replace the half-shaft if it is damaged.

    No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S.

    The recall will begin on August 25, according to Kelli Felker, a Ford spokeswoman. Owners can contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

    Edmunds says: This recall will not begin for several weeks. But if you are having a problem with one of these vehicles in the meantime, get in touch with your dealer.

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