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Ford recalls 88,000 vehicles for stalling problem

Several of the recalled models were built at Ford's assembly plant in Oakville, Ont., between Sept. 12, 2011 and May 31, 2015



Ford's Oakville, Ont., assembly plant PHOTO Ford

Ford’s Oakville, Ont., assembly plant PHOTO Ford

DETROIT—Ford is recalling more than 88,000 cars and SUVs in North America, including 7,353 in Canada, because the engines can stall without warning due to a fuel pump problem.

The recall covers certain Taurus and Police Interceptor sedans, Flex wagons, Lincoln MKS sedans and Lincoln MKT SUVs from the 2013 through 2015 model years. All have 3.5-litre turbocharged six-cylinder engines.

The 3.5-litre Ford Flexes and Lincoln MKT were built at the company’s plant in Oakville, Ont., between Sept. 12, 2011 and May 31, 2015.

Ford says the fuel pump control modules can fail, and the engines may not start, or they could stall, leaving drivers without the ability to restart them. The company says it’s not aware of any crashes or injuries from the problem.

Dealers will replace the control module at no cost to owners.

The automaker says it’s working with parts makers to ship new modules quickly. The company will notify customers to bring their vehicles in for repairs starting the week of Oct. 17.

Concerned owners can go to Ford.com and click on “safety recalls” near the bottom of the page to see if their vehicles are part of the recall. They’ll have to key in the vehicle identification number. Those whose vehicles are in the recalled and are concerned about stalling should contact their local dealer, the company says.

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