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Ford Recalls 65,000 Fusion Models Due to Issues in Ignition Key

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Published on : Nov 20, 2014

If anything defines the world of automobiles currently, it would be recalls. It seems that a flood of automobiles has surrounded the global automobiles industry, which once represented a flourishing and highly profitable industry. 

The current automobile giants ordering yet another recall is Ford Motors Co. Ford declared on Tuesday that it is recalling nearly 65,000 sedans from its Fusion class in North America due to issues related with faulty ignition key. The issue is that the ignition key can be removed from the ignition even when the car is not in the park position 30 minutes after the ignition is switched off.

Ford stated that it is not aware of any fatalities, accidents or crashes occurring due to the issue. The issue is a result of programming fault in instrument clutter of the cars.

The cars that are affected by the issue are some models from the 2014 and 2015 year Fusion sedans. These include the primary version of these cars as well as Energi and the hybrid versions built through this year’s October 31. 

Among the nearly 65,000 cars to be covered by the recall, about 56,500 are registered in the United States, 2,350 in Mexico and 6,000 in Canada. Under the recall, the cars brought under dealership will have their computers reprogrammed to correct the error, at no cost. 

Fusion is Ford’s best-selling sedan in the U.S. Sales of this version of sedan crossed 250,000 units, an increase by about 20 percent from sales in the first 10 months of the past year.

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