Ford is to voluntarily recalling 35,000 vehicles in the US and Canada over possible electrical shorts and fuel leaks that could cause fires.
Among these are 25,000 US-built 2010 Rangers [not related to the Thai-built Ranger sold outside North America] being recalled back for possible fuel line leaks in the engine compartment, although Ford said it isn’t aware of any fires or injuries.
About 9,100 Edge, MKX and Super Duty vehicles are also being recalled due to body control modules that were not properly inspected during an earlier recall, the company said.
This is the third recall Ford has issued in the past month – the company called back 280,000 F-150 pickup trucks to repair faulty door handles in early February followed by a second F-150 recall for potential airbag problems.
Chrysler has also issued a US recall concerning nearly 250,000 minivans and crossovers over engine stalling linked to two crashes. The call back relates to Dodge Caravan, Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country vehicles built between August 2009 and last June over concerns that some ignition keys may inadvertently move while driving, causing the vehicle to shut off.
A sudden loss of engine power could cause a crash, the company said. Chrysler has reviewed 32 customer complaints and 465 warranty claims of the issue. Two rear end collisions arising from the condition have been reported.
It added that harsh road surfaces can cause the key to move and can shut down engine power. The suspect part was produced by Continental in Mexico.