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Ford Issues Safety Recall for Certain 2017 Ford Edge, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ 2.0-Liter Gas Engine Vehicles with 6F35 Transmissions to Replace Torque Converters

DEARBORN, Mich., July 11, 2017 – Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall in North America. Details are as follows:

Certain 2017 Ford Edge, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles

  • Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 6,000 Ford Edge, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ 2.0-liter gas engine-equipped vehicles with 6F35 transmissions that may have torque converters with inadequately welded studs.

  • In the affected vehicles, if the welded studs detach, the torque converter will lose coupling to the engine flexplate. This can result in loss of motive power without warning while driving, which may increase the risk of a crash. The power steering, power brakes, electrical function and vehicle restraint systems will continue to operate, and the transmission park function will not be affected.

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

  • Dealers will replace torque converters at no cost to the customer.

  • Affected vehicles include:

  • 2017 Ford Edge vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant, April 25, 2017 to June 20, 2017

  • 2017 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, May 4, 2017 to June 15, 2017

  • 2017 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, May 4, 2017 to June 19, 2017

  • The recall involves approximately 5,914 vehicles in North America, including 5,183 in the United States, 32 in federalized territories, 687 in Canada and 12 in Mexico. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17S16.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan, 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 customers and deepen their loyalty.  Ford develops and delivers innovative, must-have Ford trucks, sport utility vehicles, commercial vans and cars and Lincoln luxury vehicles, along with connected services.  The company does that through three customer-centered business segments:  Ford Blue, engineering iconic gas-powered and hybrid vehicles; Ford Model e, inventing breakthrough EVs along with embedded software that defines exceptional digital experiences for all customers; and Ford Pro, helping commercial customers transform and expand their businesses with vehicles and services tailored to their needs.  Additionally, Ford is pursuing mobility solutions through Ford Next, and provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.  Ford employs about 177,000 people worldwide.  More information about the company and its products and services is available at

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