Recall Alert: 2011 Ford F-Series, Edge, Lincoln MKX
Ford is recalling 8,022 vehicles from the 2011 model year because an electrical short may develop in the body control module and cause a fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The vehicles in the recall are the 2011 Ford Edge, F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-50 and the Lincoln MKX. The vehicles were built from Oct. 25 to Nov. 20, 2010.
The affected vehicles were previously inspected using a diagnostic system to check whether the body control module needed to be replaced, based on the serial number. However, the system’s custom software was not reading the correct set of characters and could not determine if a body control module needed replacing. An electrical short in the body control module could cause overheating and lead to a vehicle fire.
The recall is expected to begin Monday. Dealers will inspect the body control module and replace it if necessary at no charge. Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 or NHTSA’s hotline at 888-327-4236.