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Ford Motor Company Issues One Safety Recall and Two Safety Compliance Recalls in North America

DEARBORN, Mich., June 29, 2016 – Ford Motor Company is issuing one safety recall and two safety compliance recalls in North America. Details are as follows:

Ford issues safety recall for certain 2015-2016 Ford Focus Electric vehicles to install new transmission differential assembly
Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 900 2015-2016 Ford Focus Electric vehicles to install a new transmission differential assembly equipped with a friction-reducing coating on both the pinion shaft and pinion gear bores. In certain vehicles, it is possible the differential pinion shaft could wear out, resulting in a shaft fracture that would cause the vehicle to lose motive power without warning while driving and transmission park function without warning increasing the risk of injury or a crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

Affected vehicles include certain 2015-2016 Ford Focus Electric vehicles built at Michigan Assembly Plant, Aug. 20, 2015 through April 13, 2016, and Saarlouis Assembly Plant, Feb. 28, 2016 through March 30, 2016. There are 949 vehicles affected including 865 in the United States and 66 in Canada.

Dealers will install a new transmission differential assembly equipped with a friction-reducing coating on both the pinion shaft and pinion gear bores at no cost to the customer.

Ford issues safety compliance recall for certain 2016 Ford F-150 and 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles for inadequate driver seat back weld
Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 7,000 2016 Ford F-150 and 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles. In certain vehicles, it is possible the driver seat back may have been improperly welded and may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

Affected vehicles include certain 2016 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Assembly Plant, Feb. 20, 2016 through Feb. 25, 2016, and Kansas City Assembly Plant, Feb. 17, 2016 through Feb. 24, 2016; and 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles built at Chicago Assembly Plant, Feb. 17, 2016 through March 7, 2016. There are 6,661 vehicles affected including 5,280 in the United States and federalized territories, 1,199 in Canada and 132 in Mexico.

Dealers will inspect and replace, if needed, the driver seat backrest frame at no cost to the customer.

Ford issues safety compliance recall for certain 2016 Ford Transit Connect vehicles to replace the brake hydraulic control unit
Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 600 2016 Ford Transit Connect vehicles. In certain vehicles it is possible reduced pump performance of the brake hydraulic control unit may decrease electronic stability control and related systems including roll stability control, anti-lock braking system, emergency brake assist, curve control, trailer sway control, traction control and hill start assist performance, without warning increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

Affected vehicles include certain 2016 Ford Transit Connect vehicles built at Valencia Assembly Plant, Feb. 22, 2016 through April 9, 2016. There are 608 vehicles affected including 605 in the United States and federalized territories and 3 in Canada.

Dealers will replace the brake hydraulic control unit at no cost to the customer.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan, that is committed to helping build a better world, where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams. The company’s Ford+ plan for growth and value creation combines existing strengths, new capabilities and always-on relationships with customers to enrich experiences for and deepen the loyalty of those customers. Ford develops and delivers innovative, must-have Ford trucks, sport utility vehicles, commercial vans and cars and Lincoln luxury vehicles, as well as connected services. Additionally, Ford is establishing leadership positions in mobility solutions, including self-driving technology, and provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. Ford employs about 176,000 people worldwide. More information about the company, its products and Ford Credit is available at corporate.ford.com.

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