Ford recalls Mustang, Fusion and MKZ cars for brake light problem and rollaway risk
Recently Ford Motor Company announced in the United States of America that they will be recalling around 2,00,000 cars because of an unusual problem that they have discovered. The recall will be made to rectify an issue that can stop the brake lights from turning off.
The company has stated that the recall will be executed for certain 2014 and 2015 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ midsize cars along with some units of the 2015 Mustangs. However, the retraction will not be for the entire United States instead it will be for the vehicles sold or registered specifically in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Hawaii.
While the specific reason for the recall according to the associated media is that high temperatures and humidity may cause a rubber brake pedal part to disintegrate. Which in turn cause the vehicle’s brake lights to stay on even when the brake pedal is not being pushed and hence can confuse other drivers on the road, increasing the risk of a crash.
In addition, this issue is plaguing the drivers with automatic transmissions to shift out of “park” gear without them having their foot on the brakes. The recall will be initiated by Ford from the 3rd of March and owners of the vehicles suspected of issue will be provided with the replacement of brake and clutch pedal bumpers by the dealerships.
While on the other news, recently Ford has announced its association with ADT, a company that provides home and business security and alarm monitoring services, to launch a joint venture called Canopy that aims to address vulnerabilities in current vehicle security offerings.
The Canopy will be offered as an aftermarket accessory at the beginning that can be mounted onto a vehicle to monitor its surroundings and alert drivers of issues like theft or vandalism. The security solution will be the first voyage of the ADT brand into the automotive security segment and is a product of FordX, the automaker’s new venture incubator that collaborates with other companies to quickly build, acquire and pilot new transportation technologies.
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