The recall was one of three announced by the company Wednesday.
In North America, the engine fire recall includes the 2014 Escape SUV, the 2014 and 2015 compact Fiesta ST, the 2013 and 2014 Fusion midsize vehicle, and the 2013 through 2015 Transit Connection small van. Ford has 29 reports of fires, but no injuries.
There are approximately 230,756 vehicles equipped with 1.6-liter GTDI engines located in North America, including 208,584 in the United States and federalized territories, 21,854 in Canada and 318 in Mexico. For that reason, you should be aware of Ford's latest recalls.
Ford said it will mail customers instructions from the owner's manual on how to check and refill coolant. If vehicles leak coolant or overheat, they should be taken to a dealer, Weigandt said.
Ford is expanding a September 2016 recall to fix door latches on another 191,432 US -market cars, including the 2013-2014 Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, and the 2014 Fiesta.
The additional units covered by the door latch recall are certain versions of the 2014 Fiesta, 2013 and 2014 Fusion and 2013 and 2014 Lincoln MKZ.
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In these vehicles, a component called a pawl spring tab has a chance of breaking.
Driving a auto that is on fire or that has doors popping open is impressive, but not recommended.
Around 208,000 affected vehicles are in the US and its territories, while nearly 22,000 are in Canada and 318 are in Mexico. The Ford reference number for this recall is 15S16.
Ford dealers will replace the two-piece driveshaft with a new three-piece driveshaft and two center bearing brackets at no charge to the customer.
The defective drive shaft will cause the truck to experience vibration issues at high speeds. Driving at speeds over 75 miles per hour can result in a resonance frequency that can facture the transmission along with driveline components. This increases the risk of a crash or injury. To fix the issue, dealers will install service kits which include a coolant level sensor with supporting hardware and software. It affects only 548 vehicles.