Ford recalls 113K cars for fuel pumps, power windows

Keith Laing
Detroit News Washington Bureau

Washington – — Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 113,000 vehicles in the U.S., Mexico and Canada that have fuel pump control modules and injection pumps that could fail and cause cars to stall or not start — or power window software that needs to be updated.

The Dearborn-based company said Wednesday it is recalling 88,151 vehicles of Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKT and the Police Interceptor for their 2013-15 versions. The cars have 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct injection engines.

The company is also recalling 2,472 Ford Transit 3.2-liter diesel-equipped vehicles for the 2015-16 model.

The company said the vehicles have been found to have the possibility of stalling “without warning while driving and without the ability to restart, increasing the risk of a crash.”

Ford also is recalling 23,150 Ford Escapes (2017 model) that have power window software that may close windows more strongly than allowed by federal requirements.

Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with the power window software issue.

Ford said its dealers will fix the fuel pump control module and power window software for free.

The company said it will inspect the fuel system of the Ford Transit vehicles for metallic contamination before fixing the car’s injection pumps for free.

“If no metallic contamination is present, dealers will replace the fuel injection pump and associated parts,” Ford said. “If metallic contamination is present, dealers will replace the fuel injection pump, fuel injectors and fuel filter, and will clean and flush the fuel system at no cost to the customer.”