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Friday 18 August 2017
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Ford Recalls 8,000 F-150s Over Instrument Cluster

Ford Recalls 8,000 F-150s Over Instrument Cluster

Ford is issuing two recalls. One involves a very small number of 2016 Ford Focus and C-MAX vehicles and a larger one involves the 2017 F-150.

2017 Ford F-150

Ford is recalling 8,000 2017 model year Ford F-150 vehicles over instrument cluster displays that may not work properly.

The issue is that they may not function immediately after starting up in cold temps. If the display doesn’t light up, driver’s may not be able to see what gear the vehicle is in.  It could impact other warning lights, chimes and messages.

Ford isn’t aware of any accidents associated with the issue. Ford will fix the problem by reprogramming the display.

2016 Ford Focus and C-MAX

Ford is also recalling 18 2016 Ford Focus and C-MAX vehicles to fix a structural problem with the front end.

The automaker will inspect and repair left-hand body apron joints located on the floor pan. The problem is that “improper left-hand body apron joints” may have reduced front-end structural integrity, increasing the risk of passengers getting hurt in a crash.

The Focus models were built in Michigan between October 26 and 27 of last year. All affected C-MAX vehicles were built in the same location on just one day, October 26, 2016.

Dealers will inspect and repair left-hand body apron joints as required at no cost.

Photo Credit: Ford