American automaker Ford has issued a safety recall due to an issue with the torque convertors of the transmission.
The latest safety recall from Ford affects approximately 6,000 vehicles which include Ford Edge, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ. All the three models are equipped with a 2-litre engine with 6F35 transmissions.
The problem with the transmission is, if the welded studs detach, the torque convertor will lose coupling to the engine flex plate. This will result in a sudden power loss.
The engine may lose power without any warning while driving which increases the risk of an accident. But the power brakes, power steering and the transmission park system will not be affected due to this issue.
Ford states that it is not aware of any accidents or injuries due to the transmission problem. The affected vehicles are manufactured between April 2017 to June 2017.
The safety recall has affected around 5,914 vehicles in North America, which includes 5,183 units sold in the United States. Ford dealers will replace the torque convertors to rectify this issue.
Safety is of utmost importance in any vehicle. And if any manufacturer issues safety recall, it means something is wrong with the vital component of the vehicle. Transmission is a major part of the vehicle to transmit power to the wheels. And if there is a sudden loss of power, the driver can lose control and crash.