There's a new recall from Ford, and this time it affects models made in the U S of A. And it involves over 620,000 vehicles all in all.
Now locally-speaking, US-made Ford vehicles include the Mustang, Explorer, Expedition, and F-150. However, Explorer owners in the country are not included in the recall, as it is already for the sixth-generation model. What we have here is the fifth-generation of the Explorer.
So, what needs to be replaced and repaired for the Mustang, Expedition, and F-150? That would be the rear-view camera. According to Ford, the camera intermittently displays a blank or distorted image.
Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Assembly Plant from Oct. 26, 2019, to May 18, 2020, and Kansas City Assembly Plant from Nov. 2, 2019, to May 18, 2020, need a new rear-view camera installed. Ford Mustang vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant from Nov. 18, 2019, to May 26, 2020, are also covered by the recall. As for the Expedition, it covers units built at Kentucky Truck Plant from Oct. 30, 2019, to June 22, 2020.
But aside from the ones mentioned above, the Mustang has an additional recall. According to Ford, “Affected vehicles are equipped with a brake pedal bracket that could fracture during sudden stopping. During a sudden stop, the driver may experience a loss of primary braking capability that could increase the risk of an accident”. This service bulletin is for about 40,000 units, and it affects Mustangs built from March 4, 2019, to Aug. 13, 2020.
To find out if your U.S-made Ford vehicle is part of the recall, you can visit the Ford Philippines website and enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Ford Philippines calls it the Field Service Action Tracker, and if your Mustang, Expedition, or F-150 is affected, the service center will replace the part, or parts, at no cost.