Ford Motor Co. announced a recall for approximately 6,000 of the 2017 model-year Ford Edge, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ 2.0-liter gas engine-equipped vehicles with 6F35 transmissions.
No one has been injured, but the problem could cause a sudden loss of forward-moving power without warning. Ford dealerships will inspect the recalled vehicles and replace the entire torque converter.
According to Ford, the welded studs can detach and the torque converter can lose coupling to the engine flexplate:
This can result in loss of motive power without warning while driving, which may increase the risk of a crash.”
The power steering, power brakes, electrical function and vehicle restraint systems will continue to operate. The transmission park function will not be affected. The recall involves the following vehicles:
- 2017 Ford Edge vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant, April 25, 2017 to June 20, 2017
- 2017 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, May 4, 2017 to June 15, 2017
- 2017 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, May 4, 2017 to June 19, 2017
Approximately 5,914 of the recalled vehicles were sold in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.