Ford warns of fire, loss of control with 2020 Escape, Mustang Shelby, Transit Connect

By Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press on

Published in Business News

Ford Motor Co. warned Monday that certain 2019-2020 Ford Transit Connect vans have an engine flaw that could create fire risk while certain 2020 Ford Escape SUVs have tire pressure monitoring flaws that could lead to loss of control.

Both vehicles are the subject of recalls, along with the high-performance of the Mustang Shelby GT350 and Mustang Shelby GT500 for its light system.

The company said it is unaware of any accident or injury related to these situations.

Transit Connect

Certain Transit Connect vehicles with the 2.5L engine have a software calibration issue that fails to keep the engine adequately cooled. When the engine temperature exceeds "critical limits," it may damage the engine and increase the fire risk.

The recall involves 3,487 vans in the U.S., its federal territories and Canada. They were built at the Valencia Assembly Plant in Spain from Aug. 2, 2018, to July 30, 2020. Dealers need to update the powertrain control module.


Ford Escape

A failing tire pressure monitoring system in the 2020 Ford Escape may not warn drivers of low pressure in rear tires, which could affect vehicle control and increase crash risk.

The recall affects 708 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada, all built at the Louisville Assembly Plant from June 26 to Aug. 14, 2020. Dealers need to replace the body control module.

Mustang Shelby GT350, GT500


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