After a couple of weeks with no announcements on new recalls, Ford has announced to call in its hybrid SUVs. Apparently, these cars are experiencing a stalling problem that needs to be fixed as fast as possible.
The recall announced by Ford will affect vehicles from the United States and Canada. In this recall there are included Ford Escapes produced between 2005 and 2008, but also Mercury Mariners from 2006 to 2008. Over 74,000 cars are affected by the stalling problem, Ford has announced.
According to the popular car maker, this issue can determine the electronics to overheat. As the coolant pump for the hybrid system could fail due to the issue, the engine can shut down, leading to an increased risk of a car crash. Reports reveal that the famous car marker will most probably start the recall on October 27. All car owners whose vehicles fall under this recall will be notified by the famous company.
Ford reps claimed that fortunately the issue was traced in time, as no injuries and no accidents occurred linked to this problem. Moreover, Ford also issued a safety recall for a number of 2014 Focus, Lincoln MKC and Escape vehicles. These cars are experiencing an issue with fuel delivery which can lead to a stall. About 400 cars are recalled for this problem, which is not related to the larger recall.
Well, Ford is not the only company who made some announcements on recalls. Toyota also joined the list of car makers to announce a recall linked to a problem in its vehicles. The car maker issued a recall for about 130,000 of its 2014 Tundra CrewMax cab and Double Cab trucks.
Well, 2014 has been a year filled with recalls of numerous cars. Car manufacturers have recalled no less than 46 million vehicles this year, setting a new record when it comes to the number of recalls. Naturally, most recalls were associated to General Motors, which has been involved in a huge scandal linked to the ignition switches problem.
As there are more than 3 months left until the end of the year, maybe the numbers of recalled vehicles will become even greater.