Vehicles operated in countries which have high road salt usage during the winter months may experience an increased risk of corrosion build up. In extreme cases the corrosion can spread into the electronic circuits and result in overheating. In rare cases the module and wiring components may ignite.
The recall affects vehicles with diesel engine built between 04-03-2004 and 31-05-2006 and automatic vehicles with petrol engine built between 01-06-2006 and 10-04-2007.
VIN Range: WF0MXXGCDM3M40417 to WF0MXXGCDM7D28452.
Source: Alert 23/2014 A12/0825/14
What the owner should do?
If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, the motor industry standards body Motor Codes offers a Vehicle Safety Recall search. By using this, any recalls that are active for your car can be identified. To use this facility, you’ll need the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for your car – this is a long code number that appears on the chassis plate of your car or – on most UK-registered cars – in the bottom-left corner of your windscreen.
If it’s confirmed there’s an active recall for your car, you should make contact with a Ford dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer. Usually that’ll be your nearest franchised dealership, or ‘main dealer’ as they’re sometimes known.