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2016 FORD EXPLORER Recall - Campaign #16V183000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

2016 FORD EXPLORER RECALL - #16V183000

RECALL FOR ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING : ENGINE

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Lincoln MKC vehicles manufactured November 25, 2013, to January 25, 2016, and 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured October 20, 2014, to January 28, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with 2.3L GTDI engines and engine block heaters. These engine block heaters have elements that may overheat while plugged in.

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Recall Details
Vehicle 2016 FORD EXPLORER
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Manufactured between 10/20/2014 - 1/28/2016
Recalled on 3/31/2016
Influenced by Ford Motor Company
Owners Notified on 5/18/2016
# Affected 1,543
Recalled for ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
 
Description Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Lincoln MKC vehicles manufactured November 25, 2013, to January 25, 2016, and 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured October 20, 2014, to January 28, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with 2.3L GTDI engines and engine block heaters. These engine block heaters have elements that may overheat while plugged in.
Consequences Overheating of the engine block increase the risk of a fire.
Corrective action Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine block heater, free of charge. Dealers will also inspect and replace the electrical cord, as necessary. The recall began on May 18, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S14. Note: Owners should not use the engine block heater until the vehicle has been remedied.
Notes 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.
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