Ford Is Recalling 100,610 Vehicles
Ford recalls 100,610 vehicles for manufacturing defects.
Ford has recalled thousands of vehicles for potential manufacturing defects. The largest recall is for a defect that may allow the front right axle to disengage.
Ford stated that no accidents or deaths have been reported in connection with these defective conditions. Hopefully that is true, and tragedies can be avoided by responsibly recalling vehicles before people are injured or killed.
If only Chevrolet had done so with its faulty ignition switches, more than a dozen lives may have been saved.
What Ford and Lincoln models were recalled?
The Ford models affected by the axle defect include:
- 2013-2014 Ford Taurus
- 2013-2014 Ford Flex
- 2013-2014 Ford Interceptor
- 2012-2014 Ford Edge
The Lincoln models affected by this recall include:
- 2013-2014 Lincoln MKS
- 2013-2014 Lincoln MKT
- 2014 Lincoln MKX.
Other models may potentially be affected by the recall.
What is a manufacturing defect?
A manufacturing defect occurs when a product is made incorrectly. A manufacturing defect is not intentional.
A product that is defectively manufactured performs in a way that the manufacturer did not intend.
A product may be perfectly designed, but it can have a manufacturing defect if it is not built or constructed correctly. In other words, the product is not built according to its design.
Examples of manufacturing defects include:
- tainted medication
- failing to install a component in a machine
- using the wrong type of material to build a machine part
- using the wrong screws to assemble a product
Manufacturing defects can make a product dangerous.
In this Ford recall, the cars were not assembled correctly. They were not built according to their design. As a result, the right front axle can move outward over time and become disengaged.
This is a manufacturing defect.
Contact your Ford of Lincoln dealer to address the recall
If you own a Ford or Lincoln you should contact your dealer to see if a recall has been issued for your vehicle.
How do I know if my vehicle has a recall?
There are places you can check to see if your car or vehicle has been recalled. One of the most comprehensive is by checking online with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
You can check the NHTSA's website for recalls at :
Otherwise, you can contact the manufacturer of your car directly, or by calling a local dealership.
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