Ford Recalls Trucks for Fuel Pump, Brake Issues

June 13, 2018 by Jack Nerad

Ford Motor Co. issued two safety recalls on five truck and SUV models, and extended a previous recall that includes the Ford Edge crossover.

The company is recalling approximately 7,500 2018 Ford F-150, Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles. All are equipped with the same 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct injection V6 engine that may have high-pressure fuel pumps with misaligned welds.

On affected vehicles, the fuel pump assembly may have inadequate welds between the pump housing and its mounting flange. As a result, the welds may encounter fatigue fractures that could result in an oil or fuel leak, increasing the risk of an underhood fire.

Ford said it is not aware of any fires, accidents or injuries related to this condition.

Dealers will replace the fuel pump, fuel discharge tube and associated mounting bolts at no cost to customers.

Ford also issued a safety recall for approximately 1,500 2018 Ford F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks. The recall concerns hydraulic brake systems that lack brake hose corrosion-protection plating.

On affected vehicles, some brake circuit hose assemblies may not have specified anti-corrosion plating. Lack of the plating can lead to premature corrosion of the brake hose ferrules that could result in brake fluid leakage. The potential reduced brake function could increase the risk of a crash.

Ford said is not aware of any related accidents or injuries.

Dealers will replace the brake hose assembly with properly plated ferrules at no cost to customers.

Ford is including an additional 27 2018 Ford Edge crossovers in an existing recall that also involves the 2018 Ford Fusion and 2017 Lincoln MKZ sedans. The recall now totals approximately 6,063 vehicles in North America, including 5,352 in the U.S.

In the affected vehicles equipped with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine and 6F35 automatic transmissions, the torque converters might have inadequately welded studs.

If the improperly welded studs detach the vehicles could lose power without warning while driving, which may increase the risk of a crash.

In such an instance the power steering, power brakes, electrical functions and vehicle restraint systems will continue to operate, according to the company. The transmission park function will not be affected.

Ford said it is not aware of any associated accidents or injuries.

Dealers will replace the torque converters at no cost to customers.

Ford is including an additional 27 2018 Ford Edge crossovers in an existing recall. The figure also includes the 2018 Ford Fusion and 2017 Lincoln MKZ sedans. The recall now totals approximately 6,063 vehicles in North America, including 5,352 in the United States.

In the affected vehicles equipped with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine and 6F35 automatic transmissions, the torque converters might have inadequately welded studs.

If the improperly welded studs detach the vehicles could lose power without warning while driving, which may increase the risk of a crash.

In such an instance the power steering, power brakes, electrical functions and vehicle restraint systems will continue to operate, according to the company. The transmission park function will not be affected.

Ford said it is not aware of any associated accidents or injuries.

Dealers will replace the torque converters at no cost to customers.

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