Aug 30, 2016 09:50 AM EDT
Ford Recalls Cop Cars Due To Random Stalling

Ford has issued a recall on about 88,000 vehicles because of the possibility of it stalling without warning while out on a drive, and its inability to restart or start at all.

The problems on starting and stalling likely began from the fuel-pump control module's failure, said the company in a statement. The recall consists all of the Ford Police Interceptor sedans that were created at the company's plant in Chicago from 2011 to 2015.

Ford vehicles that have also been affected by the issue are the Ford Flex, Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT models with features such as the 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct-injection engines from the model years 2013 through 2015.

A total of 88,151 vehicles have been affected by the recall, which includes 77,502 in the United States and federalized territories, 7,353 in Canada and 1,083 in Mexico. Ford dealers will "inspect and replace the fuel pump control module as needed" for free, according to Jalopnik.

Besides the earlier year models, Ford has also recalled several vehicles in the recent model years, including the 2015-16 Ford Transit 3.2-liter diesel-equipped vehicles that were created at the Kansas City Assembly Plant specifically on July 15, 2015 to April 14, 2016.

Dealers are tasked to first examine the affected vehicle's fuel system to see if there is any metallic contamination. If there's none, they will be tasked to replace the fuel injection pump and its associated parts. If there is, then they will have to replace not only the fuel injection pump, but also the fuel injectors and filters, as well as cleaning the system for free.

The last set of recalls are around 23,000 Ford Escapes coming from the model year 2017. Dealers will configure the vehicle's power-window system, which might "exceed the regulatory requirement for remote actuation closing force."



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