Ford Motor Co.
) has announced 6 separate recalls that cover about 100,610
vehicles in North America. The largest of the 6 recalls covers over
92,000 vehicles in which the right-hand halfshaft of the front axle
might have been installed incorrectly and hence, could get detached
Of these, around 83,000 vehicles have been recalled in the U.S.,
8,200 in Canada and 600 in Mexico. The vehicles covered in this
recall include the 2013-2014 Ford Taurus, Flex, and Interceptor,
Lincoln MKS and MKT, 2012-2014 Ford Edge and 2014 Lincoln MKX.
The second largest recall covers around 5,264 Ford F59
commercial stripped chassis vehicles of model year 2011-2014. These
vehicles can catch fire or lose electric power due to short circuit
in the electrical system. However, Ford is not aware of any fire
due to this problem.
The third recall comprises over 2,100 Ford Escape crossovers of
model year 2014. The panorama roof glass of these vehicles might
not be fixed properly, which can cause leakage or separation of the
Another recall consists of 368 Transit Connect vehicles of the
2014 model year that were shipped to Puerto Rico. The brake
reservoir caps in these vehicles have European labels, which flouts
the U.S. labeling requirement.
The next recall is for 635 model year 2014 F53 motor home
stripped chassis and F59 commercial stripped chassis vehicles.
These vehicles may have faulty brake calipers.
The smallest of the 6 recall covers 197 Ford Fiesta cars of
model year 2014. The fuel tanks of these vehicles may leak,
creating a fire hazard.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries due to any of
these problems. The automaker currently carries a Zacks Rank #3
(Hold). Some other automobile stocks worth considering include
China Automotive Systems Inc.
). Meritor and China Automotive sport a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy),
while Autoliv carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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