Ford is recalling a small portion of its 2018 Ford F-150, Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles for potential fuel pump problems. The recall only applies to some of the vehicles that have the 3.5-liter GTDI V6 engine. According to Ford, some of the vehicles have misaligned welds that could cause problems for the high-pressure fuel pumps. The welds could break and lead to fire risks.
7,500 Popular 2018 Ford F-150s Vehicles Affected in This Recall
Ford is recalling approximately 7,500 2018 Ford F-150s, Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators that may have the high pressure fuel pumps and poorly placed welds.
At this point, Ford is not aware of any fires, accidents or injuries related to this condition.
Affected vehicles include:
- 2018 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Truck Plant between March 14, 2018 and April 24, 2018
- 2018 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant between March 20, 2018 and April 17, 2018
- 2018 Ford Expedition vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant between March 14, 2018 and April 12, 2018
- 2018 Lincoln Navigator vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant between Feb. 20, 2018 and May 6, 2018
The recall involves approximately 7,580 vehicles in North America, with 5,645 in the United States, 1,625 in Canada and 310 in Mexico. The Ford reference number for this recall is 18S17.
Dealers will replace the high-pressure fuel pump, high-pressure fuel discharge tube, and high-pressure pump and discharge tube mounting bolts at no cost to the customer.
Ford Expanding Recall for 2017-2018 Ford Edge, Ford Fusion and 2017 Lincoln MKZ
Ford is expanding the recall for select 2017-18 Ford Edge, 2017-18 Ford Fusion and 2017 Lincoln MKZ vehicles equipped with a 2.0-liter gas engine and 6F35 transmissions to replace torque converters.
Ford is including an additional 27 2018 Ford Edge, 2018 Ford Fusion and 2017 Lincoln MKZ vehicles in an existing safety recall for Ford Edge, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles equipped with a 2.0-liter gas engine and 6F35 transmissions in North America that may have torque converters with poorly welded studs.
In the affected vehicles, if the improperly welded studs detach, the torque converter will lose coupling to the engine. The vehicle could suddenly lose power without warning while driving, which may increase the risk of a crash. The power steering, power brakes, electrical function and vehicle restraint systems would still operate, but you could easily be rear-ended.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.
Affected vehicles in this recall include:
- 2017 Ford Edge vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant between April 25, 2017 and July 28, 2017
- 2018 Ford Edge vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant between Oct. 10, 2017 and March 8, 2018
- 2017 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant between May. 4, 2017 and June 15, 2017
- 2018 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant on Aug. 24, 2017
- 2017 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant between May. 4, 2017 and Aug. 24, 2017
The recall now involves approximately 6,063 vehicles in North America, including 5,352 in the United States, 699 in Canada and 12 in Mexico.
Dealers will replace the torque converters at no cost to the customer.
You can check to see if your vehicle is affected by this or any recall at NHTSA.gov.