2015 Focus, C-MAX and Escape models have the issueand 433,000 vehicles are being recalled across North America for free servicing. The vehicles have been proven faulty of an ignition problem due to its software, which happens to leave the car running even when its ignition has been turned off. The issue could also happen after the driver presses the Engine Start/Stop button.
The Dearborn-based automaker said the recall involves certain 2015 Focus, C-MAX and Escape vehicles.
Although an engine that keeps running after shut down could cause a host of problems, Ford says it’s not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the defect.
The recall affects Ford Focus units produced between June 17, 2014 and June 12, 2015, and Ford C-Max units produced between April 22, 2015 and June 12, 2015. Dealers will update the body control module software on affected models at no charge.
There are 432,096 vehicles in North America affected by the recall, including 374,781 in the United States and federalized territories, 52,180 in Canada and 5,135 in Mexico.