campfamily
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New Recall - Differential Assembly

Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:02 am

Saw this on the news this morning.



Ford Motor (NYSE: F) is issuing one safety recall and two safety compliance recalls in North America. Details are as follows:

Ford issues safety recall for certain 2015-2016 Ford Focus Electric vehicles to install new transmission differential assembly
Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 900 2015-2016 Ford Focus Electric vehicles to install a new transmission differential assembly equipped with a friction-reducing coating on both the pinion shaft and pinion gear bores. In certain vehicles, it is possible the differential pinion shaft could wear out, resulting in a shaft fracture that would cause the vehicle to lose motive power without warning while driving and transmission park function without warning increasing the risk of injury or a crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

Affected vehicles include certain 2015-2016 Ford Focus Electric vehicles built at Michigan Assembly Plant, Aug. 20, 2015 through April 13, 2016, and Saarlouis Assembly Plant, Feb. 28, 2016 through March 30, 2016. There are 949 vehicles affected including 865 in the United States and 66 in Canada.

Dealers will install a new transmission differential assembly equipped with a friction-reducing coating on both the pinion shaft and pinion gear bores at no cost to the customer.
GONE - 2015 FFE, Magnetic with leather interior, debadged & tinted
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shniestEV
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Re: New Recall - Differential Assembly

Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:31 am

I guess I'll probably be one of those 66 in Canada...
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fbitz777
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Re: New Recall - Differential Assembly

Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:21 pm

Darn it sounds like a lot of work?

last time my car was at the dealer it was there for 8 months and then they gave me a new one.
I am mostly concerned that the dealer has no incentive to get this done quickly

I have not received any correspondence yet; maybe I should register somewhere to make sure?
2014 FFE ..replaced with a 2016 FFE by Ford. Loved it...sold early 2017
2017 Tesla X75 2017 Bolt EV Premier

shniestEV
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Re: New Recall - Differential Assembly

Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:09 pm

We found the following field service action listed on your vehicle
• VIN: 1FADP3R42GL******
• FSA Title: TRANSMISSION DIFFERENTIAL GEAR COATING
• Field Service Action Number: 16S28
2016 Magnetic FFE - Canada

jmueller065
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Re: New Recall - Differential Assembly

Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:38 pm

I bet the dealers look at this recall and think: "YES! Something we can do: remove/replace bolts, disassemble a differential assembly"--you know mechanical stuff; none of that goofy electrical stuff!
2018 Cajun Red Chevy Bolt
2016 Magnetic C-Max Energi (lease returned)
2014 Sunset Escape
2014 Thor Axis (V-10)
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shniestEV
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Re: New Recall - Differential Assembly

Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:27 pm

Talked to dealer today. They told me its only been updated in their system today. Apparently Ford will be sending out notifications in the near future and the dealership says the system lists Q4 as when the parts will be available.
2016 Magnetic FFE - Canada

EMP40
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Re: New Recall - Differential Assembly

Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:40 pm

checked my owner login today and the recall shows up for me as well
2016 FFE, Tectonic Leather, Apple CarPlay enabled

EMP40
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Re: New Recall - Differential Assembly

Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:50 pm

Got the notification via postal mail today... When parts are available FMC will send you a letter to inform you to contact your dealer to schedule repair.
2016 FFE, Tectonic Leather, Apple CarPlay enabled

fbitz777
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Re: New Recall - Differential Assembly

Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:29 pm

same for me
2014 FFE ..replaced with a 2016 FFE by Ford. Loved it...sold early 2017
2017 Tesla X75 2017 Bolt EV Premier

fbitz777
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Re: New Recall - Differential Assembly

Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:25 pm

Got the second notice today; i.e. requiring me to call dealer immediately i.e. it's time!

Anyone has gone through it yet?

I am REALLY worried that my car will sit at dealer for a long time (not loaner) and I'd like to get a sense how "involved" this is
Is it a job that is not solely FFE related but just mechanical?

2016 FFE
2014 FFE ..replaced with a 2016 FFE by Ford. Loved it...sold early 2017
2017 Tesla X75 2017 Bolt EV Premier

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