More than 41,000 Ford Expeditions, Lincoln Navigators, Mustangs and Transits were recalled by the automaker yesterday to resolve two software / safety and one safety related issues. Ford has been making recalls on a regular basis over the past few months. I recently wrote about a small but important expedition recall. JImmy Dinsmore, one of our F150 reporters, recently wrote about another recall regarding Ford Rangers being recalled due to transmission issues.
Ford remembers expeditions, navigators
When it was first recalled, Ford acted because the SUVs did not have working pre-collision assistants. The pre-collision assistant functions include:
- Forward collision warning
- Dynamic braking assistance
- Automatic emergency braking
A malfunctioning pre-collision assist system may not be able to detect or reduce the risk or severity of a frontal crash. This can increase the risk of injury or an accident if the driver is dependent on the support of the system.
This condition affects the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator models, which are equipped with the standard pre-collision assistance system for cameras only.
Ford without knowledge of crashes, injuries
Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries associated with this condition. This promotion affects 25,081 vehicles in the US and federal territories and 1,106 in Canada.
The vehicles were built at the Kentucky Truck Plant and include:
- 2020 Ford Expeditions built from April 16, 2019 to March 20, 2020
- 2020 Lincoln Navigators built July 15, 2019 to March 19, 2020
To address this issue, dealers will reflash the body control module, anti-lock braking system, instrument cluster, and headlight control modules with the appropriate software fixes. The tire pressure monitoring system needs to be reset.
The Ford ID for this recall is 20S20.
Ford Transmission Recall Centers
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The chimes should remain active for 10 seconds and the message “Transmission out of park” should be displayed for 30 minutes with the driver’s door closed.
If the warning “Transmission not in park” and the acoustic signal sound less than the design duration, the driver can leave the vehicle when it is not in the park. In this situation, the vehicle can accidentally roll and increase the risk of injury or an accident.
Ford recall especially in Sudbury
Ford is not aware of any reports of injuries or accidents caused by this issue. It affects 10,460 vehicles in the US states, 158 in Canada and 17 in Mexico.
The vehicles affected include:
- 2019-2020 Ford Mustangs, built April 26th to October 10th, 2019 at the Flat Rock assembly plant
- 2019 Ford Expeditions built at the Kentucky Truck Plant October 16, 2018 through October 13, 2019.
To fix this problem, dealers will reprogram the instrument cluster. The Ford reference for this recall is 20S21.
In the third recall, 2014-2017 certain Ford Transit Connects, equipped with panoramic Vista roofs. Connection problems can occur with these roofs. Problems range from wind noise, water leaks and, in some cases, disconnection from the vehicle.
Ford Recall includes improper panoramic roof wrapping
The problem is a wrong connection between the panoramic roof and the vehicle body. Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries resulting from this problem. The problem affects 5,088 in the US and federal territories and 45 in Canada.
More than 41,000 Ford Expeditions, Lincoln Navigators, Mustangs and Transits were recalled by the automaker yesterday to resolve two software / safety and one safety related issues.
Marc Stern has been a car author since 1971. It was a position that fulfilled two childhood dreams: one was that I would write and two that I would write about cars. When I took over the auto editor for my newspaper, I began a 32-year career as an auto columnist. On four wheels there isn’t a lot that I haven’t ridden or checked. My work has been published in Popular Mechanics, Mechanix Illustrated, AutoWeek, SuperStock, Trailer Life, Old Cars Weekly, Special Interest Cars, among others. Today I’m the Ford F150 reporter for Torque News. I write guides and help columns for online sites like Fixya.com and others. You can follow me on Twitter or Facebook. Most of Marc’s stories can be found in Torque News Ford coverage. Please stop by and search Torque News Ford F-150 News to learn more about F-150 Truck News.