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Recall 17S16: 2017 2.0EB Torque Convertor Failure

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July 6, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V427000
Torque Converter Connection may Fail

If the torque converter weld studs fail, the torque converter will not be connected to the engine flexplate and the vehicle will lose the ability to move, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V427000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 5,215


Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Lincoln MKZ and Ford Edge and Fusion vehicles. On vehicles with 2.0L gas engines and six-speed automatic transmissions, the torque converter weld studs may have been inadequately welded.


Ford or Lincoln will notify owners, and dealers will replace the torque converters, free of charge. The recall began August 25, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S16.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
3 Affected Products


Safety Recall 17S16_Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)TSB - September 25, 2017 SUBJECT-NEW VEHICLE DEMONSTRATION-DELIVERY HOLD – Supplement 1 RCMN-17V427-3926.pdf

Safety Recall 17S16_Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2017-3 RCLQRT-17V427-7506.PDF

Safety Recall 17S16_Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) - July 10, 2017 SUBJECT-NEW VEHICLE DEMONSTRATION-DELIVERY HOLD – Advance Notice RCMN-17V427-4989.pdf

Safety Recall 17S16_Recall Acknowledgement RCAK-17V427-9254.pdf

Safety Recall 17S16_Media Correspondence RMISC-17V427-1110.pdf

Safety Recall 17S16_Recall 573 Report-Amendment 2 RCLRPT-17V427-6840.PDF

Safety Recall 17S16_ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577) RCONL-17V427-9538.pdf

Safety Recall 17S16_Recall 573 Report-Amendment 1_RCLRPT-17V427-6158.PDF

Safety Recall 17S16_Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)-TSB - August 21, 2017 NEW VEHICLE DEMONSTRATION-DELIVERY HOLD RCLRPT-17V427-6158.PDF

Safety Recall 17S16_Defect Notice 573 Report RCLRPT-17V427-7559.PDF

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