Ford issued two recalls affecting Ford and Lincoln vehicles.
First up is a recall for Lincoln Continentals (reference number 19S03). Today, Ford recalled 2017 – 2019 Lincoln Continental models for intermittently working door latches. Over time, the door latch motor may fail due to silicon contamination. The latches may not fully engage, letting the door swing open while driving. Ford claims it is not aware of any injuries related to the condition at this point. Currently, the recall affects those Continentals built at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant between November 30, 2015 and November 14, 2018.
27,000 Lincoln Continentals in the U.S. are affected by the recall, as well in 1,200 in Canada. Ford dealers will replace the door latch assemblies on all four doors free of charge.
Blank instrument clusters
Ford refers to the second campaign as a “safety compliance” recall, rather than an out and out safety concern (reference number 19C03). Certain 2019 Ford Mustang, Lincoln Nautilus and Lincoln Navigators may have instrument cluster assemblies that will be blank when you start the vehicle. Again, Ford is not aware of any accidents related to the issue.
Affected cars include 2019 Ford Mustangs built at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant between November 5, 2018 and January 15, 2019; 2019 Lincoln Nautilus models built at Oakville Assembly between November 6, 2018 and December 15, 2018; and 2019 Lincoln Navigators built at Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant between November 4, 2018 and December 15, 2018. About 4,200 vehicles in the U.S. are affected by the recall, as are 150 in Canada.
If your Mustang, Nautilus or Navigator has this issue, the dealer will update the instrument cluster software free of charge.
Ford also has an online tool where you can check to see if your car is under recall.
F-150s also under recall
Ford also recalled 1.48 million F-150 trucks over a transmission problem. 2011 – 2013 F-150s with a six-speed automatic transmission are affected by the recall, which concerns an intermittent loss of signal from the transmission output speed sensor to the powertrain control module. Find out more over on TFLtruck.com.