Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety recalls covering more than 190,000 vehicles in the U.S.
Safety recall for select 2019-20 Ford F-150 vehicles for improperly secured positive battery-terminal fastener:
Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for select 2019-20 Ford F-150 vehicles for a positive battery-terminal fastener that may not be secured due to wiring eyelet adhesive on the surface area of the terminal joint contact for the battery-monitoring sensor. An attachment that is not secure may result in intermittent or inoperative vehicle systems, affecting instrument panel displays, braking or steering assist, or causing the engine to stall. This condition could also create a resistive short, increasing the potential for smoke, melting or risk of fire.
Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition.
This action affects 135,725 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories, 30,073 in Canada, and 2,257 in Mexico.
Affected vehicles were built at Dearborn Truck Plant from July 15 to Oct. 1, 2019, and at Kansas City Assembly Plant from June 24 to Oct. 1, 2019.
Dealers will inspect the positive battery cable joint for excess sealant adhesive. If present, dealers will remove excess adhesive, reassemble the joint and torque the fastener to specification. The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S40.
Safety recall for select 2016-17 Lincoln MKX vehicles with 3.7-liter engines:
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 accident or injury 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.