Another week, another recall. This time, Ford had announced the recall of no less than 160,000 vehicles. Apparently, these cars have an issue with faulty wiring. It seems that the troubles on the auto industry are very far away from ending. In this latest recall there are included Ford ST hatchbacks and Escape crossovers. The recall regards vehicles from 2013 and 2014.
A spokesperson for Ford made the official announcement on this new recall. Kelli Felker claimed that the recall was caused due to faulty engine wiring harnesses that were insufficiently compressed. According to Ford, absolutely no injuries have resulted from this defect. However, in some cases this can turn out being a serious problem that could cause severe car crashes and can even lead to deadly accidents.
The famous car maker announced that over 133,000 vehicles are located in the United States. More than 25,000 cars are located in Canada and in Puerto Rico. Ford will take care of every detail of the repair. The famous company will notify owners of the problem and will conduct the repairs free of costs.
This new recall comes after Ford announced to call back in over 83,200 vehicles for an improper installed halfshaft retention circlip. This recall was actually announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “If the halfshaft and linkshaft become disengaged while driving, power will no longer be transmitted to the wheels, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash,” the official statement released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
“Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied before exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll away despite the transmission being placed in ‘Park’,” the same statement added. Both recalls are going to lead to the needed repairs for free.
Ford has announced a recall in July, as well, when the famous car maker called in 101,000 vehicles. In May, several Ford recalls affected over 2.1 million vehicles. Problems that were found by the car maker in these vehicles regarded a series of issues, from faulty ignition switches, to airbags and door handles.