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Crash Test Data for 2018 Ford

Ford Truck Vehicle Front Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover Resistance Rating
Driver Passenger Front Seat Rear Seat
2018 F-150 SuperCrew PU/CC 2WD
2018 F-150 SuperCrew PU/CC 4WD
2018 Mustang 2DR RWD
2018 Mustang GT350R 2DR RWDNot Tested

 

Service Bulletins for 2018 Ford

2018 FORD EDGE
Bulletin Number: SSM 46860
Some 2016-2018 Ford or Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 may exhibit a blank screen or other various SYNC symptoms only when the vehicle is in transport mode. This is due to the power saving features enabled while in transport mode and
2018 FORD ESCAPE
Bulletin Number: SSM 46854
Some 2017-2018 Fusion/MKZ/MKC/MKX/Continental with all audio systems and 2017-2018 Escape with Sony audio systems may exhibit an inoperative speed compensation volume feature. Do not attempt any repairs at this time. Engineering is investig
Bulletin Number: SSM 46860
Some 2016-2018 Ford or Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 may exhibit a blank screen or other various SYNC symptoms only when the vehicle is in transport mode. This is due to the power saving features enabled while in transport mode and
Bulletin Number: SSM 46862
Some owners of 2013-2018 Escape vehicles may complain of the rear license plate viewed in the lower portion of the display screen when using the parking aid camera. This is due to the convex camera lens to provide as much viewing angle as p
Bulletin Number: tsb17-2207
Some 2017-2018 Escape vehicles may exhibit a vibration at highway speeds above 80 Km/h (50 MPH) which may be attributed to short term flat spotting in the tires. Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.
2018 FORD EXPLORER
Bulletin Number: SSM 46860
Some 2016-2018 Ford or Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 may exhibit a blank screen or other various SYNC symptoms only when the vehicle is in transport mode. This is due to the power saving features enabled while in transport mode and
2018 FORD F-150
Bulletin Number: SSM 46860
Some 2016-2018 Ford or Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 may exhibit a blank screen or other various SYNC symptoms only when the vehicle is in transport mode. This is due to the power saving features enabled while in transport mode and
2018 FORD FLEX
Bulletin Number: SSM 46860
Some 2016-2018 Ford or Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 may exhibit a blank screen or other various SYNC symptoms only when the vehicle is in transport mode. This is due to the power saving features enabled while in transport mode and
2018 FORD FOCUS
Bulletin Number: SSM 46860
Some 2016-2018 Ford or Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 may exhibit a blank screen or other various SYNC symptoms only when the vehicle is in transport mode. This is due to the power saving features enabled while in transport mode and
2018 FORD FUSION
Bulletin Number: SSM 46854
Some 2017-2018 Fusion/MKZ/MKC/MKX/Continental with all audio systems and 2017-2018 Escape with Sony audio systems may exhibit an inoperative speed compensation volume feature. Do not attempt any repairs at this time. Engineering is investig
Bulletin Number: SSM 46860
Some 2016-2018 Ford or Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 may exhibit a blank screen or other various SYNC symptoms only when the vehicle is in transport mode. This is due to the power saving features enabled while in transport mode and
Bulletin Number: SSM 46870
Some 2017-2018 Fusion SE fleet vehicles equipped with SYNC may have a right side instrument cluster display which is blank and does not respond to inputs from the steering wheel controls. This is a normal condition. For fleet vehicles, equi
Bulletin Number: tsb17-2192
Some 2017 and 2018 Fusion vehicles equipped with the 2.5L engine and built on or before 18-Aug-2017 without active grille shutters may exhibit a concern of a discharged battery. Battery drain may be a result of key-off load conditions resul
Bulletin Number: tsb17-2215
Some 2017-2018 Fusion vehicles equipped with a 2.5L engine and built on or before 18-Aug-2017 may exhibit an illuminated MIL with Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) P0071 and/or P068A. Reprogram the powertrain control module (PCM) using Integr
2018 FORD MUSTANG
Bulletin Number: SSM 46860
Some 2016-2018 Ford or Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 may exhibit a blank screen or other various SYNC symptoms only when the vehicle is in transport mode. This is due to the power saving features enabled while in transport mode and
2018 FORD TAURUS
Bulletin Number: SSM 46860
Some 2016-2018 Ford or Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 may exhibit a blank screen or other various SYNC symptoms only when the vehicle is in transport mode. This is due to the power saving features enabled while in transport mode and
2018 FORD TRANSIT
Bulletin Number: SSM 46860
Some 2016-2018 Ford or Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 may exhibit a blank screen or other various SYNC symptoms only when the vehicle is in transport mode. This is due to the power saving features enabled while in transport mode and
Bulletin Number: SSM 46889
Some 2015-2018 Transit vehicles may have unique accessory drive noise characteristics. Engineering review of warranty returned belt tensioners has not identified an out of specification part, nor have abnormal sounds been recreated during o

 

Recalls for 2018 Ford

2018 FORD ESCAPE
NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
Manufacturer:Ford Motor Company
Manufacture Dates:11/13/2017 - 11/29/2017
Potential Units Affected:10157

Defect Description:

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 Ford Escape vehicles. The side curtain air bags on these vehicles have a component that may detach during deployment of the inflatable curtain air bag.

Consequence:

If the component detaches during deployment, it may enter the passenger compartment and be a projectile within the vehicle cabin, increasing the risk of injury.

Action:

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver and passenger side curtain air bags, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S44.
2018 FORD EXPEDITION
NHTSA Campaign ID:SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY
Manufacturer:Ford Motor Company
Manufacture Dates:09/12/2017 - 10/31/2017
Potential Units Affected:462

Defect Description:

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 Expedition vehicles. The second row outboard seats may have excessive forward adjustment capability and/or may have an improperly installed bolt that secures the seat back to the seat base. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 202a, "Head Restraints", number 207, "Seating Systems", and number 210, "Seat Belt Anchorage System."

Consequence:

If the seat back is not adequately secured, and/or the seat occupant is improperly positioned, there can be an increased risk of injury in a crash.

Action:

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the second row outboard seats for proper seat adjustment travel, replacing the seat frame assembly if necessary. Dealers will also inspect the bolts attaching the seat back to the seat base for the proper installation, correcting it as necessary. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall began on January 10, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17C20.
2018 FORD EXPEDITION
NHTSA Campaign ID:VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
Manufacturer:Ford Motor Company
Manufacture Dates:11/27/2017 - 12/09/2017
Potential Units Affected:361

Defect Description:

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles. The second row window control modules may intermittently stop the movement of the power window. If something, such as a finger, is pinched by the window glass, the stopped window control module may prevent the window from automatically reversing. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 118, "Power-Operated Window Systems."

Consequence:

If the window does not automatically reverse when an obstruction is found, it can increase the risk of injury.

Action:

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the second row window electronic control modules, and replace them as necessary based on their build date codes, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 5, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18C01.
2018 FORD F-150
NHTSA Campaign ID:POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
Manufacturer:Ford Motor Company
Manufacture Dates:01/12/2017 - 10/09/2017
Potential Units Affected:12429

Defect Description:

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 F-150 vehicles equipped with a 3.3L engine, a 6-speed transmission and a column mounted shift lever. Quickly moving the shift lever from Park to Drive may cause a loss of gear indication on the instrument cluster display and a momentary selection of an unintended gear, such as Reverse or Neutral before the vehicle achieves Drive function.

Consequence:

Unidentified or unintended gear selection may cause the vehicle to move in a way that was not intended by the driver, increasing the risk of crash or injury.

Action:

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module, free of charge. Owners may contact Ford Customer Service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S35.
2018 FORD F-150
NHTSA Campaign ID:ENGINE
Manufacturer:Ford Motor Company
Manufacture Dates:09/03/2017 - 09/17/2017
Potential Units Affected:22

Defect Description:

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 F-150 vehicles equipped with 3.5L engines. The cylinder heads may have been machined without lubrication supply holes for the camshaft bearing journals.

Consequence:

Without a proper supply of lubrication, the engine will fail, causing a stall and increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Ford is not aware of any affected vehicles outside of dealer control. Should owner contact subsequently be required, arrangements will be made to transport their vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealer to have the engine replaced.The recall began October 24, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S37.
2018 FORD F-150
NHTSA Campaign ID:STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
Manufacturer:Ford Motor Company
Manufacture Dates:06/08/2017 - 08/21/2017
Potential Units Affected:39

Defect Description:

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor Super Cab pick-up trucks not equipped with a moonroof. The structural roof braces may be missing rivets at the attachment of the roof rail, thereby reducing the structural integrity.

Consequence:

If the structural integrity is reduced, in the event of a rollover crash, there may be an increased risk of injury .

Action:

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install the rivets for the roof brace attachments, free of charge. The recall began October 17, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S29.
2018 FORD F-150
NHTSA Campaign ID:POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT
Manufacturer:Ford Motor Company
Manufacture Dates:01/12/2017 - 10/09/2017
Potential Units Affected:12429

Defect Description:

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 F-150 vehicles equipped with a 3.3L engine, a 6-speed transmission and a column mounted shift lever. Quickly moving the shift lever from Park to Drive may cause a loss of gear indication on the instrument cluster display and a momentary selection of an unintended gear, such as Reverse or Neutral before the vehicle achieves Drive function.

Consequence:

Unidentified or unintended gear selection may cause the vehicle to move in a way that was not intended by the driver, increasing the risk of crash or injury.

Action:

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module, free of charge. Owners may contact Ford Customer Service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S35.
2018 FORD MUSTANG
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Manufacturer:Ford Motor Company
Manufacture Dates:03/14/2017 - 11/26/2017
Potential Units Affected:2100

Defect Description:

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2018 Ford Mustang vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission and a 12.4" digital instrument cluster. If the ignition is turned off when the transmission is not in PARK, the instrument cluster may not illuminate the PRNDL gear position display and the operator may not receive the "Key in Ignition" chime when the driver's door is opened. As such, these vehicles fails to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 102, "Transmission Shift Lever Sequence/Starter Interlock/Transmission Braking Effect," and number 114, "Theft Protection."

Consequence:

Without a visual or audible warning to the driver that the vehicle is in PARK, the vehicle may roll away after it has been exited if the parking brake has not been applied, increasing the risk of injury or a crash.

Action:

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster software, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 5, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17C21.
2018 FORD MUSTANG
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL
Manufacturer:Ford Motor Company
Manufacture Dates:03/14/2017 - 11/26/2017
Potential Units Affected:2100

Defect Description:

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2018 Ford Mustang vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission and a 12.4" digital instrument cluster. If the ignition is turned off when the transmission is not in PARK, the instrument cluster may not illuminate the PRNDL gear position display and the operator may not receive the "Key in Ignition" chime when the driver's door is opened. As such, these vehicles fails to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 102, "Transmission Shift Lever Sequence/Starter Interlock/Transmission Braking Effect," and number 114, "Theft Protection."

Consequence:

Without a visual or audible warning to the driver that the vehicle is in PARK, the vehicle may roll away after it has been exited if the parking brake has not been applied, increasing the risk of injury or a crash.

Action:

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster software, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 5, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17C21.