— Ford is expanding a 2017 recall to include another 27 model year 2018 Ford Edge, Fusion and 2017 Lincoln MKZ vehicles to replace the torque converters.
Ford issued the first recall in July 2017 for more than 6,000 vehicles equipped with 2-liter engines and 6F35 transmissions. Incorrect welded studs could detach and cause the torque converters to lose connections with the engine flexplates.
The power steering, power brakes and electrical functions will continue to work, but the vehicles will lose propulsion.
The addition of the 27 vehicles brings the total to 5,352 recalled vehicles in the U.S., 699 in Canada and 12 in Mexico.
The recall will begin in July 2018 when dealers will replace the torque converters in the 27 vehicles.
Owners with questions should contact Ford at 866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S16.
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