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Ford Recalls SUVs because Drivers are Accidently Shutting the Engine Off

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Published on : Jan 06, 2015

The world of automobiles is currently flooded with a huge number of recalls these days due to many discrepancies in their parts. Some of these issues have led to multiple near-fatal accidents, and have also claimed several lives.

Look like Ford Motors Inc. also wants to be a part of the global wave of recalls. News has that Ford is recalling nearly 13,500 2015 Lincoln MKC cars, but the issues is not a fault in the system or any part of these cars. The issue is that drivers are mistakenly shutting-off the car by touching these cars’ push-button ignition switch while driving car, making the car stop at once. The MKC is a car with buttons for putting the car in different gears rather than a conventional gear-box. 

But it has been observed that drivers are accidently hitting the start-stop button placed adjacent to the S button, which puts the car in sport mode. 

The Start-stop button is also placed adjacent to a part of the touch screen that has controls for navigation system, phone control and Bluetooth. A car owner has written to the federal road safety regulators that a passenger in the car had mistakenly pushed the start-stop button while trying to reach for the radio and the car had come to a sudden halt as if he had applied brakes to the car.

Ford has stated that no incidents involving fatalities have incurred due to the issue and that it will change the positioning of the start-stop button and reprogram the controls in powertrain to avoid any similar issues in the future. 

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