Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) announced it is recalling 202,241 vehicles in separate campaigns to correct safety issues such as faulty gas tanks and incorrect repairs in past recalls. The company admitted awareness of a single accident related to an incorrectly repaired vehicle but added that no injury resulting from such accident is on record so far.
Other automakers such as General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) and Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) have been fined by the U.S. government in the past with a hefty amount of $35 million and $1.2 billion, respectively, for failing to immediately rectify safety concerns. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) Motor Company’s recall is seen as an effort to quickly respond to reports and correct safety issues in light of this heavy fines. The U.S. has seen a rise in issuance of vehicle recalls from automakers this year, affecting more than 55 million vehicles.
The latest Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) recall covers about 134,947 Flex family haulers and F-150 pick-ups from model year 2014. This recall is due to a faulty passenger seat sensor, which increases the risk of air bags failing to inflate an event of a crash.
The company is also recalling for the second time 38,645 vehicles from model years 2005 to 2011 that includes Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, and Lincoln Town Cars. It has been found out that these vehicles have been improperly repaired for steering shaft problem in its previous recall.
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) also has smaller recalls covering the following vehicles:
-960 F-150 pickup trucks from model year 2014, for an improperly adjusted brake pedal switch that can result in delay or non-illumination of brake lights. Ford advised customers to refrain from using the cruise control until repairs have been done because they may need increased effort on the pedal to shut the system off.
-92 Transit Connect large vans from model year 2015, for a bracket holding the fuel filter to its frame that can detach over time, resulting in stalled engine.
-27,597 Transit Connect small vans from model year 2014, for incorrectly routed fuel and vapor lines, which can result to leaks and fire.
This article has been written by Nonito Guntan.