Weekly Recalls: 2019 Dodge Challenger/Charger, Ford F-150/Super Duty, Lincoln MKZ


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DODGE


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V758000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components TIRES, WHEELS, SERVICE BRAKES

Potential Number of Units Affected 173

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Dodge Challenger and Charger vehicles. An incompatible front wheel and brake package was installed and may allow the front tire to contact the steering knuckle, causing tire damage.

Remedy

FCA US will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front wheels and inspect and replace the front tires, as necessary. In addition, dealers will inspect the wheel alignment, adjusting it if necessary. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 13, 2019. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA's number for this recall is VB0.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.



FORD (3)


#1: 2019-20 Ford F-150

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V805000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 135,725

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2019-2020 F-150 vehicles. The fastener securing the Power Distribution Box (PDB) 12V cable and Battery Monitoring System (BMS) eyelets to the positive battery terminal may loosen and affect the vehicle's systems such as instrument panel displays and braking or steering assist. The engine could also stall. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the positive battery cable/BMS/PDB joint for excess sealant adhesive and remove any excessive adhesive, reassemble the joint, and retorque the fastener, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 25, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S40.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


#2: 2016-17 Lincoln MKX

Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for select 2016-17 Lincoln MKX vehicles with 3.7-liter engines. In affected vehicles, the battery cable harness may have substandard clearance, which could allow the harness to contact the transmission shifter cable bracket. Contact between the battery cable harness and the transmission shifter cable bracket could wear through the insulation of the cable, resulting in the cable shorting to ground, increasing the risk of overheated or melted wiring, as well as fire.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries related to this condition. Ford is aware of three vehicle fires potentially related to this issue.

  • This action affects 54,411 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories and 5,253 in Canada.
  • Affected vehicles were built at Oakville Assembly Plant from Nov. 12, 2014, to Sept. 11, 2017.

Dealers will remove the four battery harness clips at the battery tray and one elbow guide, then install a wire channel shield and protective sleeve to the battery cable harness. The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S41.


#3: 2018-2019 Ford F Series Super Duty

Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety compliance recall for select 2018-19 Ford F-Series Super Duty vehicles with LED headlamps. Affected vehicles are equipped with high-series daytime running lamps controlled by an incorrectly configured body control module. When the daytime running lamps are illuminated and the master lighting switch is moved to the low-beam position, the daytime running lamps do not revert to parking lamp intensity as required by federal motor vehicle safety standards.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries related to this condition.

This action affects 86,296 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories and 14,079 in Canada. Affected vehicles were built at Kentucky Truck Plant:

  • 2018 Ford F-Series Super Duty vehicles built from May 1, 2017, to July 13, 2018
  • 2019 Ford F-Series Super Duty vehicles built from March 5, 2018, to Oct. 8, 2019

Dealers will update the body control module. The Ford reference number for this recall is 19C10.
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