Law enforcement agencies with Ford vehicles may be checking dates and origins of manufacture after a nationwide recall.
According to the Ford website, a recall order was made for over 88,000 vehicles -many of them police interceptors- that were built in Ford’s Chicago plant from 2011-2015.
The faulty string of vehicles have to potential to stall while driving, making them difficult if not impossible to restart.
“Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 86,000 2013-15 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT vehicles with 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct injection engines, as well as Ford Police Interceptor sedans to replace fuel pump control modules,” the statement read.
“In the affected vehicles, the fuel pump control module could fail, which may cause an engine to not start or stall. In some cases, the engine could stall without warning while driving and without the ability to restart, increasing the risk of a crash.”
A staple of law enforcement , the Ford motor company has been outfitting police with purpose-built vehicles for nearly a century- from the Model T police truck of 1919 to the iconic Crown Victoria that still patrols to this day.
Ford reported that There are approximately 88,151 vehicles affected, including 77,502 in the United States and federalized territories, 7,353 in Canada and 1,083 in Mexico.
As per standard recall protocol common to major brands, dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pump control module as needed at no cost to the customer.
Ford reports that the company “Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.”
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