Ford Motor Company issued a safety recall in North America for certain 2017 Ford Edge, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles that may have torque converters with inadequately welded studs.
The safety recall affects 5,914 Ford Edge, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ 2.0-liter gas engine-equipped vehicles with 6F35 transmissions.
In the affected vehicles, if the welded studs detach, the torque converter will 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.
While experiencing failure, the power steering, power brakes, electrical function and vehicle restraint systems continue to operate, and the transmission park function is not affected. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.
Dealers will replace torque converters at no cost to the customer.
Affected vehicles include: 2017 Ford Edge vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant from April 25, 2017 through June 20, 2017. 2017 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant from May 4, 2017 to June 15, 2017 and 2017 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant from May 4, 2017 to June 19, 2017
The recall involves 5,183 vehicles in the United States, 32 in federalized territories, 687 in Canada and 12 in Mexico.