Ford Motor Company is recalling 2017 Lincoln Continental sedans over concerns of mis-built headlamp assemblies that have been constructed without all necessary turn signal lens optics.
The defect: the headlamp assemblies on affected Lincoln Continental sedans may have been put together with missing lens optics for the LED turn signal bulbs. These vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108 governing “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”
The hazards: affected vehicles fitted with misbuilt headlamp assemblies fail “to meet turn-signal visibility requirements,” says Ford, possibly leading to difficulty signaling oncoming traffic before making a turn and increasing the risk of a collision. So far, no accidents or injuries have been linked to this issue.
Affected vehicles: 2017 Lincoln Continental manufactured June 14, 2016 through September 23, 2016.
Number of affected vehicles: 1,876 units, with:
- 1,826 in the United States
- 49 in Canada
- 1 in federalized U.S. territories
The fix: Ford will notify owners and dealers will inspect customer cars for the misbuilt headlamp assemblies, replacing them as necessary, free of charge.
Owners should: owners who wish to know if their vehicle is included in this Lincoln Continental recall can visit http://owner.lincoln.com and click on Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page. There, they can enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open safety, compliance or emissions recalls, as well as customer satisfaction programs.
Additional Contact Info:
- Lincoln Customer Service: 1 (800) 521-4140
- Ford Motor Company recall: 16C15
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V731000
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safercar.gov
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