Bad news for US security. More than 40,000 police cars in the United States will be recalled because of a fault in the power system. The affected model is the Ford Interceptor, which is the most use car model of the police force in the United States.
Police cars aren't the only ones affected but also the cars of ordinary citizens as Ford announced a recall of around 80,000 vehicles in the US including the Flex, Taurus, Police Interceptor (based on the Taurus), Lincoln MKS and MKT. In particular, those units produced between 2013 and 2015 mounted propeller V6 Ecoboost 3.5-liter.
The issue is that the fuel pump control module could fail, causing a car to either not start or turn off altogether. To solve the problem, an official dealer of the Ford brand will be responsible for carrying out the inspection and replacing the defective part - control module fuel pump - if necessary, at no cost.
So far, there are still no reported accidents or injuries caused by the faulty fuel pump control modules. While that good news, Ford doesn't want to risk the police force safety and believe that prevention is better than cure and that's why they made the recall as early as possible.
However, policemen all over the US is still not happy about losing their police cars to Ford technicians for a few hours or days, depending on how long the checking and replacement will be, and that the recall may affect their performance.
This is not the first time that a recall affects police cars, but it is the most voluminous to date. Back in 2012 9,688 Dodge Charger cop cars were recalled for issues with overheating electrical parts. Earlier this year GM recalled 6,280 Chevrolet Caprice Police Pursuit cars over fears that the electronic power steering wiring could corrode under heavy use. Let's hope that this is the last.