2017 Ford TAURUS Power Train Automatic Transmission Gear Posit Recall

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2017 Ford TAURUS Power Train Automatic Transmission Gear Posit Recall

 NHTSA Recall #140357
NHTSA Compaign #18V141000
MFG Compaign #18C02
 ManufacturerFord Motor Company
 Model Year2017
 Date of notification11/05/18
 Begin date of manufacuring31/07/17
 End date of manufacturing13/02/18
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received01/03/18
 Report created05/03/18
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number114
Estimated number of affected units2100
 Defect summaryFord motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2017-2018 ford taurus vehicles equipped with mechanical key ignition systems. The keys for these vehicles may be able to be removed from the ignition when transmission is not in the park position. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 114, "theft protection."
 Consequence summaryIf the key is removed from the ignition while the vehicle is not in the park position and the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionFord will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shifter assembly, free of charge. The recall began may 11, 2018. Owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18c02.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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