Ford Issues 6 Recalls Covering 101,000 Vehicles

In an effort to show GM that it’s not the only U.S. car maker who can issue a huge number of recalls, the folks at Ford have announced six separate recalls covering a total of 101,000 vehicles.

Almost all of that total belongs to one recall that involves a problem with the driveshaft on 92,000 Ford vehicles from model years 2013 and 2014. Affected models include the Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Ford Police Interceptor, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT; 2012-2014 Ford Edge; and 2014 Lincoln MKX.

Detroit News reports that faulty assembly of the right-side halfshaft in these vehicles may cause them to experience “loss of drive function,” meaning the vehicles could roll away if the gearshift is placed in “park” without the emergency brake being activated.

The second recall is for 2,100 2014 Ford Escapes built between Oct. 15 and Oct. 22, 2013, at the Louisville Assembly Plant. The panorama roof glass on these SUVs may have a problem with the bond between the glass and the attaching bracket. This bad bond could leave you with a noisy, leaky roof.

A smaller recall involves 197 2014 Ford Fiestas with fuel tanks that may be missing an adhesive layer. The lack of that adhesive could result in a leak and possibly a fire.

The remaining recalls announced Monday are for commercial vehicles sold by Ford. 5,264 model year 2011-2014 Ford F59 Commercial Stripped Chassis vehicles have been recalled because electrical junction blocks could short-circuit if driven in areas where salt is spread on roads. 635 2014 Ford F53 Motorhome Stripped Chassis and F59 Commercial Stripped Chassis vehicles are also recalled for a possible issue with the brake calipers. And 368 2014 Ford Transit Connect vans have been recalled because of a labeling issue with the brake fluid reservoir cap in Puerto Rico.

This now puts Ford over the 3 million recalled vehicle mark for 2014, which is far behind GM’s total for the year. But there are still many months to go!