Inadequate welding in certain 2017 Ford Edge and Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles

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July 24, 2017—Ford Motor recalled 2017 Ford Edge, Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles that have a 2.0-liter engine and a six-speed automatic transmission.

In the affected vehicles, the torque-converter weld studs might have been welded inadequately; therefore, the torque converter might not be connected to the engine flexplate. As a result, the vehicle could lose the capability to move, which increases the risk of a crash.

Ford or Lincoln will notify owners, and dealers will replace the torque converters for free. The recall is expected to begin Aug. 14, 2017.

For more information, owners may call Ford Motor at 866/436-7332. Owners also may call National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888/327-4236 or go to safercar.gov.