Recalls for 2012 Ford Taurus

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 15V340000

Recall Date: 06/02/2015

Component: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Problem Summary: Ford Moor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Ford Fusion vehicles without a 3.5L engine and Lincoln MKZ hybrid electric vehicles, 2011 Mercury Milan vehicles, 2011-2012 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with a 3.5L GTDI engine and 2013 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with any available engine. The affected vehicles have electric power steering assist systems that may shut down as a result of a steering motor sensor fault.

Consequence: If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

What Owners Should Do: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will check the Power Steering Control Module (PSCM) for Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC). If dealers find any loss of steering assist DTCs, the steering gear will be replaced, free of charge. If, no codes are found during the PSCM inspection, the PSCM software will be updated, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 20, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S18.

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Recall Number: 15V040000

Recall Date: 01/28/2015

Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

Problem Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Ford Taurus vehicles manufactured December 1, 2009, to July 31, 2010, and 2011-2013 Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured June 1, 2011, to October 31, 2011. In the affected vehicles, the interior door handle return spring may unseat, resulting in interior door handle that does not return to the fully stowed position after actuation.

Consequence: If the interior door handle return spring is unseated, the door may unlatch in the event of a side impact crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.

What Owners Should Do: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect all four of the interior door handles and either repair or replace them, free of charge. The recall began March 23, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S02.

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Recall Number: 14V285000

Recall Date: 05/29/2014

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Problem Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Taurus vehicles manufactured November 24, 2008, through February 28, 2014, originally sold in, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. When used in areas that use road salt, the license plate lamp assembly may experience an electro-chemical reaction and corrosion as a result of water intrusion.

Consequence: This corrosion may result in a short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

What Owners Should Do: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the license plate lamp assemblies, free of charge. The recall began on July 26, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S08. Note: Under program 14R01, Ford will notify owners in non-corrosion states, and, at the customer's request, dealers will replace the license plate lamp assembly.

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Recall Number: 13V109000

Recall Date: 03/27/2013

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Problem Summary: FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 TAURUS, LINCOLN MKS, AND MODEL YEAR 2013 EXPLORER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED JULY 19, 2011, THROUGH MARCH 15, 2012. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE FUEL TANKS MAY HAVE A MARGINALLY SEALED SEAM IN THE SIDE OF THE TANK. AS A RESULT, THE FUEL TANKS MAY NOT PROVIDE THE EXPECTED STRENGTH IN THE EVENT OF AN IMPACT. THE TANKS MAY ALSO LEAK.

Consequence: A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.

What Owners Should Do: FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FUEL TANKS AND REPLACE THEM AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN APRIL 22, 2013. FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 13S03. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.

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