Ford is­sues re­call for ig­ni­tion trou­ble

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - BUSINESS - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

Ford says it is re­call­ing 52,180 ve­hi­cles in Canada be­cause of a soft­ware bug that could leave the car run­ning af­ter the ig­ni­tion is switched off.

The au­tomaker says the 2015 Fo­cus, C-MAX and Es­cape mod­els have an is­sue af­fect­ing the body con­trol mod­ule and it is re­call­ing 433,000 ve­hi­cles across North Amer­ica for free dealer ser­vic­ing.

The com­pany says it is pos­si­ble for the en­gine to con­tinue run­ning even af­ter the ig­ni­tion is switched off and the key is re­moved, a prob­lem that could cause the car to roll away or be stolen.

Ford says it is un­aware of any ac­ci­dents or in­juries re­lated to the is­sue.

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