Ford Motor Co. has recalled approximately 1,900 2017 Lincoln Continental vehicles in the U.S. and Canada due to faulty headlamp assemblies with improperly installed headlamp components that fail to meet federal turn signal visibility requirements. Ford said that the 1,876 new Continental vehicles under the recall may contain light emitting diode, or LED, headlights that are missing necessary lens optics to be in compliance with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Ford manufactured the vehicles under the recall at its Flat Rock, Mich., assembly plant between June 14, 2016, and Sept. 23, 2016. Of the total, 1,826 affected models are currently in the United States, 49 are in Canada and one is in one of the federalized U.S. territories. According to a Ford representative, only about 300 of the affected Lincoln Continental vehicles are in the hands of customers. To fix the issue, Ford will replace headlamp assemblies, if necessary, free of charge to customers.
Ford has also recalled 59 model year 2015 and 2016 Ford Edge vehicles to update their anti-lock braking system, or ABS, software. According to the automaker, the incorrect software could disable the electronic stability control, engine torque control and the traction control, as well as certain warning notification systems, including the electronic parking brake light. Ford said that the incorrect software module could have been inadvertently installed when owners took their vehicles in for service. The automaker is not aware of any incidents or injuries stemming from this issue. To fix the problem, Ford will replace the ABS control module or update the module’s software, at no cost to owners. Ford will notify customers by mail beginning the week of Nov. 7. The automaker also asked owners to contact their local dealership if they experience an issue before they are notified.
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