gamesindustryblog.com
gamesindustryblog.com April 24, 2017


Ford Recalls 441K Vehicles Over Engine Fires, Doors That Won't Close

30 March 2017, 01:29 | Muriel Sparks

Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

Ford SA CEO recalled to US

Ford Motor Co. said it will take a $295 million hit to its first-quarter earnings from two recalls in North America, one involving engines that could catch fire and the other involving a persistent door latch problem.

The recalled vehicles are equipped with 1.6-liter GTDI engines, which could overheat because of a lack of coolant circulation, according to a news release from Ford. The company says it has 29 reports of fires in the USA and Canada, but no injuries.

The faulty door latch recall covers the 2014 Fiesta, the 2013 and 2014 Fusion and the Lincoln MKZ.

The company is alerting 230,000 owners of four 2013 through 2015 models, including Fusion mid-size cars, Escape SUVs, Fiesta ST subcompacts and Transit Connect vans with 1.6-Liter turbocharged engines.

Ford will first send affected owners literature regarding checking and refilling coolant. If a vehicle has a coolant leak or overheats frequently, then customers should see their dealer right away.

Ford now doesn't have service kits available and told customers to continue to drive their vehicles.

Anti-ISIS partners want US to clarify strategy
For this year, over $2 billion in assistance has been pledged for Iraq and Syria by the coalition's partners. But he said other nations, particularly those which have faced IS or IS-inspired attacks, must do more.

Door latches have been a major problem for Ford vehicles during the past three years, the Associated Press reported, resulting in investigations by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and recalls of over 3 million vehicles. A door latch with a fractured pawl spring tab typically results in a "door will not close" condition. Ford said it had not recorded any crashes or injuries connected to the defect.

There are 210,619 vehicles affected in this expanded recall in North America, including 191,432 in the United States and federalized territories, 10,996 in Canada and 8,191 in Mexico.

Ford also has a recall for a limited number of 2017 Ford F-450 and F-550 trucks to replace the drive shaft. Dealers will swap out the two-piece driveshaft with a new three-piece driveshaft and install two center bearing brackets.

There have not been any injuries or accidents as a result of the issue, the automaker stated.

Lastly, 84 brand-new 2017 Edge crossovers may not be completely welded across the top of their windshield headers.



Other News

Trending Now

Resign If You Don't Want To Work: High Court To Protesting Doctors
The doctors said their first demand of allowing only two relatives with one patient should be implemented in all hospitals. Over 280 doctors abstained from work, which partially affected the functioning of the state-run hospital.

CORRECTED: Amazon launches store-pick grocery service in Seattle
Once the beta program is over, Prime customers will be able to use AmazonFresh Pickup for free and as many times as they'd like. The current pickup locations can be found in Settle's SODO and Ballard neighborhoods.

Louisiana Officer Convicted Of Manslaughter In 6-Year-Old Autistic Boy's Death
Christopher LaCour, Stafford's defense attorney , expressed disappointment that law officials didn't support his client. A Louisiana officer has been found guilty of killing a 6-year-old child with autism during a high-speed chase.

Trump's Treasury Secretary Thinks Trump's Genes Are 'Perfect'
Mnuchin had lunch at the White House Friday with Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan. "I'm optimistic it's going to pass", he said. Mnuchin did not commit specifically on the goal but said, "The president's objective is a middle income tax cut".

US wants free but fair and balanced trade: Mnuchin
The G20 meeting of world finance ministers has failed to agree a common position on world trade and climate change . He also has started the process to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada.

Trump Aides: Judge Jeanine Tweet 'Nothing to Do With Ryan'
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan looks down after pulling Trump's health care bill from the floor of the House of Representatives. The president tweeted on Saturday that people should watch cable news show " Justice With Judge Jeanine ".

Kansas State 95, Wake Forest 88
Kansas State game on Mar. 14 at 9:10pm EST online through the NCAA's March Madness Live via your cable provider. He is looking forward to the opportunity after watching past teams win in Dayton and go on to bigger things.

Get spooked watching the Gorillaz' new video 'Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)'
The band are set to play their very own festival this summer, with Demon Dayz festival taking place at Dreamland in Margate.

Whether Pluto is a planet or not: all worlds are worth investigating
Runyon and colleagues argue that the IAU does not have the authority to set the definition of a planet. Hearing that our solar system is pretty big probably doesn't come as groundbreaking news.

Putin meets France's Le Pen in Moscow
But it's unclear if Russian officials have specifically discussed the repayment of loans given to National Front with Le Pen. Many of those voters may be put off by Le Pen's extremist principles and her connection to American President Donald Trump.