Ford has issued a vehicle safety recall covering nearly 13,500 2015 Lincoln MKC. The vehicles are recalled because drivers are turning off their ignitions by mistake.
Lincoln SUV is full of touch-screen and push-button systems, and drivers have trouble telling them apart. They are touching the vehicle`s ignition button by mistake when it is in motion, according to the automaker.
Except for a start/stop button for the ignition, Lincoln MKC has other switches, rather than a traditional center console gear shift or steering column. When drivers reach for the «S» button they may inadvertently hit the adjacent start/stop button. This button is bordering with the touch screen controlling the radio, navigation system and Bluetooth phone control. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has got a number of complaints, one of them described a situation when a passenger reaching for the radio had accidentally pushed the start/stop button and a car has suddenly stopped.
The automaker is going to address the problem by moving the location of the start/stop button and reprogramming the powertrain controls.
Ford is not aware of any accidents, injuries or fatalities related to the vehicle recall issue. However, vehicles being accidentally shut off when traveling at high speed pose an incredible safety hazard.
Ford has announced a second unrelated vehicle safety recall covering some Lincoln MKC vehicles. The vehicles are recalled due to the fuel pump defect, which could cause the vehicle to not stall or start while driving.
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