Ford recalling 2005-2008 FEH for MECS Pump

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Old 09-12-2014, 07:08 AM
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Well, its finally happened; Ford has issued a recall for the MECS pump failures. Just got the email from NHTSA about it.

NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 14V526
About time!! Mine was replaced a few years ago and the new one is whining like mad right now too :/
 
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Will, thanks for posting.

I just read the recall notice and there is a provision for "owner refunds" to recover the cost of the pump on DIY repair. So save your receipts for the MECS pump.
 
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Old 09-12-2014, 11:51 AM
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Haven't seen it on the Ford owner site but apparently Ford will start issuing the notices around mid-end October.
 
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Great news. I've got about 72,000 on my original pump and it makes me nervous.
 
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Old 09-12-2014, 02:19 PM
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So when will they issue a recall for the traction battery blend door?
 
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^^ Probably never. It's not safety related like the MECS pump is.
 
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This is good news. I have ~75K and am having some power (HP) issues with the car. In the afternoon pulling out after work I normally have a pretty low battery. When I turn out of the parking lot, on occasion (maybe once a month) it's like I have no power. I have to slam the accelerator to the floor to get it to go. A bit scary as I could be pulling out in front of someone where I would expect normal power to get me out safely. Is this issue I describe related to the MECS pump?
 
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Old 09-13-2014, 07:46 AM
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Part 573 Safety Recall Report 14V-526



OMB Control No.: 2127-0004


Manufacturer Name : Ford Motor Company

Submission Date : SEP 02,2014

NHTSA Recall No. : 14V-526

Manufacturer Recall No. : 14S19



Manufacturer Information :


Manufacturer Name : Ford Motor Company

Address : 330 Town Center Drive

SUITE 500 Dearborn MI 48126-2738

Company phone : 1-866-436-7332


Population :


Number of potentially involved : 70,209

Estimated percentage with defect : NR


Vehicle Information :


Vehicle : 2005-2008 Ford Escape

Vehicle Type : Body Style : ALL

Power Train : HYBRID ELECTRIC

These vehicles are not produced in VIN order. Information as to the applicability of

this action to specific vehicles can best be obtained by either calling Fordís toll-free line (1-866-436-7332) or by contacting a local Ford or Lincoln dealer who can

Descriptive Information : obtain specific information regarding the vehicles from the Ford On-line

Automotive Service Information System (OASIS) database.

Not sequential Vins (website will not allow box below to be checked). Production Dates : OCT 13, 2003 - JUN 20, 2008


VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) Range


Begin : NR End : NR Not sequential VINs

Vehicle : 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner

Vehicle Type : Body Style : ALL

Power Train : HYBRID ELECTRIC

These vehicles are not produced in VIN order. Information as to the applicability of

this action to specific vehicles can best be obtained by either calling Fordís toll-free line (1-866-436-7332) or by contacting a local Ford or Lincoln dealer who can

Descriptive Information : obtain specific information regarding the vehicles from the Ford On-line

Automotive Service Information System (OASIS) database.

Not sequential Vins (website will not allow box below to be checked). Production Dates : JUN 10, 2005 - JUN 20, 2008


The information contained in this report was submitted pursuant to 49 CFR ß573


Part 573 Safety Recall Report 14V-526 Page 2



VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) Range


Begin : NR End : NR Not sequential VINs


Description of Defect :


Description of the Defect : In some of the affected vehicles, the original Motor Electronics Coolant (MEC) Pump may wear out and fail, resulting in a high temperature condition within the motor electronics system. This would invoke a Failure Mode Effects Management (FMEM) strategy that can result in a sudden partial or full loss of motive power in order to protect the vehicle powertrain. After a sufficient cool-down time, the vehicle will restart.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition. Description of the Safety Risk : The vehicle may experience a sudden partial or full loss of motive power while

driving caused by the FMEM strategy during a high temperature condition within the electronics cooling system. If this occurs, the vehicleís braking and steering systems will continue to operate normally. However, this condition

can result in a sudden stall-like condition while driving. An engine stall without warning while driving may increase the risk of a crash.

Description of the Cause : Supplier quality issues have resulted in some of the MEC pumps being built with

motor brushes that experience a high wear rate. Brushes that wear prematurely may eventually result in a loss of pump function.

Identification of Any Warning that can Occur : A partial or full loss of motive power is accompanied by audible

and visual indicators in the instrument cluster.


Supplier Identification : Component Manufacturer Name : Robert Bosch LLC



Address : 15000 North Haggerty Road

Plymouth MI 48170

Country : US


The information contained in this report was submitted pursuant to 49 CFR ß573


Part 573 Safety Recall Report 14V-526 Page 3



Chronology :


April 2014: Ford identified reports related to driveability issues, instrument cluster messages instructing the driver to stop the vehicle, and loss of power.

May 2014: This issue was opened in Fordís Critical Concern Review Group (CCRG) for analysis.

June Ė August 2014: Ford continued to review field data to understand the cause of the driveability and loss of power reports. It was found that variability in the material used for brushes inside the Motor Electronics Coolant Pump could result in an elevated and increasing rate of pump failure. It was found that certain pumps containing the potentially suspect brushes could fail prematurely after many years in service.

On August 25, 2014, Fordís Field Review Committee reviewed the concern and approved a field action.


Description of Remedy :


Description of Remedy Program : Owners will be notified by mail and instructed to take their vehicle(s) to a Ford or Lincoln dealer to have the Motor Electronics Coolant Pump inspected. If the original equipment pump is found, it will be replaced with an improved brushless pump. If the pump has already been replaced in service with the brushless pump, no additional repair is required. There will be no charge to owners for this service.

Fordís general reimbursement plan for the cost of remedies paid for by vehicle owners prior to notification of a safety recall was provided to the Agency on February 20, 2013.

The ending date for reimbursement eligibility for the cost of remedies paid for by vehicle owners per Fordís general reimbursement plan is April 30,

2015.

How Remedy Component Differs from Recalled Component : The replacement pump is a brushless motor design.

Identify How/When Recall Condition was Corrected in Production : NR


Recall Schedule :


Description of Recall Schedule : NR

Planned Dealer Notification Date : SEP 02, 2014 - SEP 02, 2014

Planned Owner Notification Date : OCT 27, 2014 - OCT 27, 2014

* NR - Not Reported


The information contained in this report was submitted pursuant to 49 CFR ß573
 
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Old 09-24-2014, 03:53 PM
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what do i do if i dont have a receipt, can i use my bank statement?..... i hope i get my 300+ $$ back
 
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So, looks like this recall isn't recognized by Ford Canada. I talked to my dealership today and they have no information regarding this recall.
 

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