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Ford recalls 2011 Edge, F-Series, Lincoln MKX for wiring fire risks

Ford Motor Company has announced a voluntary recall of certain 2011 model year vehicles, including the F-Series pickups, the Edge crossover and the Lincoln MKX for a possible body control module condition that could cause a short and, in the most extreme conditions, a risk of fire exists.

The NHTSA is reporting that during routine testing with the Integrated Diagnostic System on these 2011 Ford and Lincoln vehicles, a collection of body control modules were not communicating properly – indicating an electrical issue in the Body Control Module (BCM). Ford is concerned that in the instance of an internal short in the BCM, there could be overheating which could lead to a fire, so the Motor Company is recalling these 2011 model year vehicles to inspect the troublesome electrical system components.

This new Ford recall applies to these 2011 model year vehicles built between October 25th and November 20th, 2010 with 14,737 vehicles affected in total. Ford expects for the recall to formally begin early next week (around March 7th, 20011), with the owners being asked to return to their friendly neighborhood Ford and/or Lincoln dealerships where the Body Control Module will be inspected and replaced, if needed. This service will be provided to the customer at no cost.

For more information on this recall, owners can contact the Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-866-436-7332      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-866-436-7332      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

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