Ford Falcon and Territory ignition switch recall

Ford Falcon and Territory ignition switch recall

Thousands of Ford Falcon and Territory vehicles recalled.

Ford Falcon and Territory ignition switch recall
Ford Falcon and Territory ignition switch recall - Territory and Falcon owners are asked not to use the tilt or reach adjustment on their steering column until their vehicle is inspected.

Almost 18,000 Ford Falcon and Ford Territory vehicles sold in Australia are being recalled to have a potential electrical fault rectified.

According to the Australian Competition and Consumer who are overseeing the recall, certain FGII Falcon Sedan/Utility and SZ Territory vehicles built from November 12, 2013 through October 13, 2014 are affected.

The ACCC says that on some vehicles there is potential for the ignition switch electrical connector to disengage. If the connector disengages while driving, the engine will stall, electrical functions will be lost, and the vehicle will be unable to be re-started.

This poses a potential accident hazard to the driver and other road users.

Falcon and Territory owners are asked not to adjust their vehicles steering column until their car is inspected and issue rectified. Ford will write to owners of all affected vehicles and more info is available from Ford dealerships or by calling 13 FORD (13 3673).

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Joel Helmes