For the last couple of years, there have been a lot of great headlines for Ford. Great sales, and great products have been the norm.
But unfortunately, there have also been a host of recalls
The latest government investigation involving 724,000 Ford Fusions and Escapes and their Mercury counterparts from 2009-2011, isn’t a full recall yet.
But it isn’t the kind of news Ford needs right now.
Now, fortunately, both these cars have been redesigned, but even then, the Escape has had some problems.
Now, this beautiful Shelby Mustang we’re testing this week if marvelous, but in the fusions and Escapes, the problem is fuel supply.
The cars can suddenly stall or go into what’s called limp home mode. As the name implies, the engine drops way down on power, just enough to get you to a shop or to the house.
The problems seems to be the throttle body, and some contaminated electronics sold to Ford by a supplier.
There have been 1400 complaints to Ford, and 123 to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and nearly 13,000 warranty claims from Ford.
In addition, there have been 3 crashes and one injury.
As we mentioned, both the Fusion and Escape have been redesigned, and the fuel systems redone as well.
This should not be an issue for 2012’s and 2013’s.