Ford to Recall 114,000 vehicles for Fuel Pump Defect
Ford Motor Corporation, one of the global car manufacturing companies, has recalled 114,000 vehicles due to a fuel pump defect. According to the company officials, the flaws can cause cars to stall if not rectified. In a news briefing and press release that was sent to media houses, the company said that no accidents have occurred as a result of this defect and so the company cannot be blamed for any injuries, but emphasized that the defects pose safety risks to motorists.
According to the report, approximately 88,000 units of the popular 2013 to 2015 Ford Taurus model, Lincoln MKS, Police Interceptor, and MKT are affected. All the car models were fitted with special fuel pump control modules that could cause faltering at some point resulting in the vehicle failing to start or stall.
Also being recalled are 23,000 units of the 2017 Ford Escape model due to incorrect calibration of the power window software. In addition, 2,500 units of the 3.2-liter diesel engine Ford Transit vans that was assembled and released into the market in 2015 and 2016 also have issues with the fuel injection pump. According to the engineers, these modern vans have faulty injection pumps that need to be rectified as soon as possible.
Clearly, Ford needs to work on the manufacturing process to avoid these kinds of issues from recurring in the future. The company has yet to reveal if it will absorb the shipping fees based on the fact that Ford is an international company that sells cars in virtually all countries. One of the steps that the company could take to counter these issues from recurring is to set up a more comprehensive quality control system that will carefully evaluate performance of each system of the vehicle before it leaves the production plant.