Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 74,000 older model Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner crossover vehicles because the electronic hybrid system may overheat, according to a filing with U.S. regulators on Friday. Escapes from model years 2005 to 2008 and Mariners from 2006 to 2008 are affected by the recall. Ford also is recalling nearly 400 Ford Focus sedans from the 2014 model year and Lincoln MKC crossovers from the 2015 model year for potential problems with a fuel delivery module filter. And it is recalling about 1,700 of its biggest pickup trucks, the Ford F-650 and F-750 with diesel engines from the 2014 model year, because of possible problems with seals on fuel filters. Meanwhile, auto dealers were told to stop selling the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette and shipments were delayed from the General Motors plant that makes the hot-selling sports car while the company addresses two issues, GM said Friday. About 800 Corvettes at dealer lots may have been built with only one of the two rear parking-brake cables in place and engaged. Also, about 2,000 Corvettes would be held at the GM plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, because a suspect part may have been used to attach the air bag to the steering wheel, GM said.
/ Source: Reuters
Sept. 8, 201400:32