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Recall of the Week: Ford vehicles due to engine problem

Ford Escape v09010P081Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 433,000 cars and SUVs due to a software problem that could allow the engines to keep running after the vehicles are turned off.

The automaker said the recall covers the 2015 Focus, C-MAX, and Escape. It includes about 375,000 vehicles in the United States, 52,200 in Canada, and 5,140 in Mexico.

Ford says it’s possible for the engine to continue to run after the ignition key is turned to the “off” position and removing the key, or after pressing the Engine Start/Stop button.

Ford said it’s not aware of any injuries caused by the software glitch.

Ford dealerships will replace the impacted software for no cost, the company said.

Copyright 2015, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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