2017 Lincoln MKZ Power Train Automatic Transmission Torque Converter Recall

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2017 Lincoln MKZ Power Train Automatic Transmission Torque Converter Recall

 NHTSA Recall #129377
NHTSA Compaign #18V390000
MFG Compaign #17S16 (S2)
 ManufacturerFord Motor Company
 SupplierLINCOLN
 BrandLINCOLN
 ModelMKZ
 Model Year2017
 ComponentPOWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER
 Date of notification05/07/18
 Begin date of manufacuring24/08/17
 End date of manufacturing24/08/17
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received11/06/18
 Report created14/06/18
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units25
 Defect summaryFord motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2017-2018 ford edge and 2017 lincoln mkz vehicles. On vehicles with 2. 0l gas engines and six-speed automatic transmissions, the torque converter weld studs may have been inadequately welded.
 Consequence summaryIf 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.
 Corrective actionFord will notify owners, and dealers will replace the torque converters, free of charge. The recall began on july 5, 2018. Owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17s16 (s2). Note: this recall is an expansion of recall 17v-427.
 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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