13 Ford recalls in 2018 – VIN lookup

In 2018, Ford announced 13 recalls that affected 13 of its models, according to the Rapex notifications. How to check your VIN for free to see if any of them is also relevant to your car?

Ford had several large recalls in 2018. The biggest one was announced due to problems with overheating of 1.0 EcoBoost, 1.6 EcoBoost, and 2.0L Duratorq engines – All recalls were divided according to the models into the table at the end of the article.



Another reason for the big recall was the breaking clutch pressure plate in the C-Max, Focus, Kuga, Mondeo, Galaxy, and Transit Connect models made between 2014 and 2018.

The third major Ford´s recall in 2018 was due to the possible air conditioning clutch pulley plate loosening, which could even fall on the road. This defect affects Edge, Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy models from the years 2014 to 2018.

* We’ve divided all the recalls according to the models into the table at the end of the article. 



Ford 2018 recalls by model

Ford C-Max

Month Issue Production Source
II. The alloy wheels may have a casting defect which could lead to a premature fatigue crack. 9/2016 – 10/2016 link
II. Localised overheating of the engine cylinder head can occur due to the engine not containing sufficient coolant. 6/2010 – 12/2014 link
III. The engine may overheat. 7/2014 – 10/2015 link
VII. The clutch pressure plate may break. 2014 – 2018 link
All C-Max´s Recalls

Ford EcoSport

Month Issue Production Source
X. The lower control arm weld may not be correctly welded. 5/2017 – 6/2017 link
All EcoSport´s Recalls

Ford Edge

Month Issue Production Source
IX. The air conditioning clutch pulley plate could become loose. 9/2014 – 4/2018 link
All Edge´s Recalls

Ford Fiesta

Month Issue Production Source
II. Localised overheating of the engine cylinder head can occur. 6/2010 – 12/2014 link
III. The brake booster may have a faulty diaphragm plate. 12/2017 link
All Fiesta´s Recalls

Ford Focus

Month Issue Production Source
II. The alloy wheels may have a casting defect which could lead to a premature fatigue crack. 9/2016 – 10/2016 link
II. Localised overheating of the engine cylinder head can occur. 6/2010 – 12/2014 link
III. The engine may overheat. 7/2014 – 10/2015 link
VII. The clutch pressure plate may break. 2014 – 2018 link
X. The rear door latch has an incorrectly assembled spring. 4/2018 – 8/2018 link
All Focus´s Recalls

Ford Galaxy

Month Issue Production Source
III. The engine may overheat. 7/2014 – 10/2015 link
VII. The clutch pressure plate may break. 2014 – 2018 link
IX. The air conditioning clutch pulley plate could become loose. 9/2014 – 4/2018 link
All Galaxy´s Recalls

Ford GT

Month Issue Production Source
X. Possible risk that the rear wing valve block may leak hydraulic fluid onto the exhaust system. 10/2017 – 5/2018 link
All GT´s Recalls

Ford Kuga

Month Issue Production Source
II. Localised overheating of the engine cylinder head can occur. 6/2010 – 12/2014 link
III. The engine may overheat. 7/2014 – 10/2015 link
VII. The clutch pressure plate may break. 2014 – 2018 link
All Kuga´s Recalls

Ford Mondeo

Month Issue Production Source
III. The engine may overheat. 7/2014 – 10/2015 link
VII. The clutch pressure plate may break. 2014 – 2018 link
IX. The air conditioning clutch pulley plate could become loose. 9/2014 – 4/2018 link
X. The glass adhesive layer of the tilt/slide sun-roof could delaminate. 8/2017 – 12/2017 link
All Mondeo´s Recalls

Ford Mustang

Month Issue Production Source
II. The door locks on both side doors are defective. 2/2014 – 4/2015 link
XI. The battery wiring harness in the engine compartment may have been incorrectly installed. 5/2017 – 6/2018 link
All Mustang´s Recalls

Ford Ranger

Month Issue Production Source
IV. A clip fixing some cables could damage the drive shaft. 2011 link
V. The vehicles may have been fitted with a defective airbag initiator. 10/2016 – 11/2016 link
All Ranger´s Recalls

Ford S-Max

Month Issue Production Source
III. The engine may overheat. This could result in a breach of the oil sump. 7/2014 – 10/2015 link
IX. The air conditioning clutch pulley plate could become loose. 9/2014 – 4/2018 link
All S-Max´s Recalls

Ford Transit Connect

Month Issue Production Source
II. Localised overheating of the engine cylinder head can occur. 6/2010 – 12/2014 link
VII. The clutch pressure plate may break. 2014 – 2018 link
All Transit´s Recalls

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