Ford Motor Co. is recalling 432,096 Focuses, C-Maxes and Escapes, including some 2015 models, for faulty body control modules. The glitch can allow the engine to continue running after turning the ignition to the “off” position or pressing the engine stop-start button, the company said.
It’s the 17th recall for the current-generation Escape.
The automaker is not aware of any accidents or injuries linked to the defect. All affected vehicles are in North America, including 374,781 in the United States.
Ford said the recall covers Focus models built at an assembly plant in Wayne, Mich., from June 17, 2014, through June 12, 2015, and C-Maxes built there from April 22, 2014, through June 12, 2015. Affected Escapes were built at the Louisville assembly plant from April 1, 2014, through June 12, 2015.
Owners of affected vehicles will be notified via mail and can have repairs made for free at any registered Ford dealership.