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13,500 Lincoln MKCs Recalled by Ford

Destiny Baker2 years ago

Ford Motor Co. has issued a recall for roughly 13,500 2015 Lincoln MKC SUVs due to drivers mistaking touching the crossover’s ignition button while the vehicle is in motion.

Details of the Lincoln Recall

According to CNN, Ford has become aware of several instances in which drivers who were reaching for the SUV’s sport mode button (“S” button) accidently hit the start-stop button which is adjacent to the “S” button.

A report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) detailed an instance in which a passenger accidentally hit the start-stop button while reaching for the vehicles touch screen which controls the radio and navigation system.

According to the driver, the vehicle can to a sudden halt as if the driver had slammed on the brakes.

For has acknowledged that the start-stop button may be to close to other controls, and stated that they would be moving the button’s location and reprogramming the power-train controls.

Second MKC Recall in Single Day

Ford also issued an unrelated recall for certain MKC vehicles stating that an issue with the fuel pump could cause vehicles to stall while driving.

While Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries caused by the problems, engine stalls to pose a serious safety hazard to motorists.

Last year, 42 deaths were linked to an ignition issue present in millions of General Motors vehicles. The defective ignition switches became the subject of a federal investigation and multiple congressional hearings.

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