Ford Issues Recall for Some Police and Emergency Vehicles

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Ford Police Interceptor (North American International Auto Show, 2013)

Ford is issuing three recalls in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The largest recall affects around 213,000 Ford Explorer and Police Interceptor vehicles from the 2011 through 2013 model years. The automaker says the springs in the door handles may not latch fully and keep the doors closed in the event of a side-impact crash. Ford says it does not know of any crashes or injuries related to the problem.

The automaker is also recalling more than 6,200 Super Duty ambulances and emergency vehicles from the 2011 through 2015 model years. The exhaust gas temperature sensors can malfunction, which could cause the sensors to gauge that the vehicle is overheating. Similarly, Ford says it is not aware of any injuries related to the issue—including injuries to the operators or patients in the ambulance.

The third recall affects Lincoln MKT limousines and hearses which could have a faulty vacuum pump relay that could cause a fire under the hood. The automaker says there have been two fires related to the problem, but no injuries.   

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About the Author

J. Carlisle Larsen

Producer, Detroit Today & WDET’s Morning Edition

JCL serves as a reporter, producer, and anchor for WDET. She’s a fan of audio editing, writing, and Space Jam. Hoosier by way of California and Nevada.   Follow @jcarlislelarsen

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