Roughly 433,000 model year 2015 Ford Focus, C-Max and Escape vehicles have been recalled this week after the auto manufacturer discovered a glitch in its software that permits the engine to keep running after a driver turns the car off and removes the key.
The Dearborn, Michigan-based company auto manufacturer stated the problem stems from the body control module installed in these vehicles and is requesting car owners return their vehicle for a free update to fix the problem.
Most of the affected vehicles or 375,000 were sold to customers in the United States with the remainder in Canada and Mexico. The vehicles were manufactured between April 2014 and June 2014.
There have been no known accidents involving this problem, Ford says.
This latest recall comes on the heels of an earlier one last week by Ford for 203,500 Transit Connect vans and Escape SUVs due to seatbelt issues and defects in the instrument panels. Roughly 203,500 of those Ford vehicles were recalled.
Ford owners may call customer service at 1-800-392-3673 for more information.
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