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Ford recalls nearly 2,500 vehicles to update engine software

By Dang Khoa   March 2, 2021 | 07:15 pm PT
Ford recalls nearly 2,500 vehicles to update engine software
A Ford Ranger 2020 model. Photo courtesy of Ford Vietnam.
Ford Vietnam has issued a recall order of 2,470 Ranger and Everest vehicles to update the software in the transmission control module (TCM) and powertrain control module (PCM).

The recall program will begin on March 16 this year and last until March 15, 2023.

The affected vehicles were produced between September 2019 to February 2020 in Thailand and imported by Ford Vietnam for distribution in the local market.

According to the company, the issues could cause problems for transmission oil pumps, which can lead to torsional vibrations while the engine accelerates and decelerates and lead to transmission malfunction, increasing the risk of collision.

Authorized dealerships will provide free inspection and repair and the whole process will take about two hours to complete.

Ford Vietnam said it will still carry out the replacement for drivers of Ford Ranger and Ranger Raptor models imported to the country by the Ford Motor Company.

Ford sold 24,663 vehicles last year, accounting for 8.7 percent of total car sales, according to the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers Association.

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