Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) recalled over 220,000 vehicles in the USA, Canada, and Mexico, citing issues with sensors, door handles and vacuum pump relays.
The vehicle manufacturer said it would recall 212,911 Ford Police Interceptor utility automobiles and Ford Explorer SUVs from model years 2011 to 2013. Ford claimed that the vehicles recalled had potential problems, with the spring that controls the interior door handle, which in case of an accident may become loose and cause the door become unlocked during side impact. Thus more risk in case of injury. Ford did, however, that announced that there have been no such incidences reported in relation to that issue.
Ford released an official tally of the vehicles affected. Majority are in the United States, with a total of 194,484 vehicles. Canada is reported to have 12,392 of these vehicles, and Mexico has the least number being 6,035 vehicles.
Ford will also be recalling 1,725 additional vehicles because of the vacuum relay problem. Of 1,586 of these are in the United States and 139 in Canada. The official report is that the vacuum pump could catastrophically result in fire under the hood. Despite this, Ford still maintains that there have been no reported incidents that are related to this technical flaw.
The 6,472 ambulances, mainly the super duty F-series 2012 to 2013 models, have also been recalled. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) claimed that these vehicles might have flawed exhaust gas temperature sensors. Once again, Ford did claim that no accidents related to this flaw have been reported.
The automobile company also announced that in a review to these findings, vehicle dealers will be expected to inspect vehicles for these problems and subsequently have them repaired at no cost to the vehicle owners.