Safety Alert: Ford Initiates Major Vehicle Recall Over Crash Risks

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jan.09 - 2024 7:29 PM CET

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Ford Initiates Major Vehicle Recall Over Crash Risks.

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Ford has announced a recall of over 130,000 vehicles, citing a critical issue that could potentially lead to increased crash risks. This precautionary step is in response to a discovered fault in the vehicles' oil pressure system.

Affected Models and Risk Factors

The recall specifically targets two models: the Ford Focus (years 2016 to 2018) and the Ford EcoSport (years 2018 to 2022). The concern revolves around the possibility of the oil pump drive belt or the drive belt tensioner failing. Such a failure could result in a loss of engine oil pressure.

According to the details shared by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the loss of oil pressure might lead to an engine stall and a subsequent reduction in power-breaking assist – a scenario that significantly heightens the risk of accidents.

Scope and Solution

Approximately 139,730 vehicles are potentially impacted by this issue. Ford, committed to customer safety, has arranged for the replacement of the oil pump tensioner assembly and the oil pump drive belt at no cost to vehicle owners.

This measure aims to address and rectify the identified risk efficiently.

Customer Guidance and Contact Information

Ford plans to initiate owner notifications about the safety risk on February 13, with a follow-up notice once the necessary remedy parts are available.

Vehicle owners can reach out to Ford's customer service at 1-866-436-7332 for assistance and further information. The recall is officially identified as number 23S64.

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