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2016-2017 Lincoln MKX Recall For Vehicles With 3.7-Liter Engines Due To Battery Cable Harness

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Ford has issued a recall for a huge date range of 2016-2017 Lincoln MKX vehicles. The Lincoln MKX recall has to do with a potential issue with the battery wire harness, and only covers select vehicles equipped with the 3.7-liter engine. The Lincoln MKX was replaced by the Nautilus this year.

The defect: vehicles with the 3.7-liter engine may have a battery cable harness that has substandard clearance, possibly allowing it to contact the transmission shifter cable bracket.

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The hazards: improper clearance of the battery cable harness could allow it to contact the shifter cable bracket and wear through the insulation of the cable. Worn-through insulation has the potential to cause a short and increase the chance of overheated or melting wiring and possibly the risk of fire.

Components: battery cable harness

Affected vehicles: MKX models built at the Oakville Assembly Plant from November 12th, 2014, to September 11th, 2017 .

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Number of affected vehicles: the Lincoln MKX recall covers 54,411 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories, and 5,253 in Canada.

The fix: dealers will remove the four battery harness clips at the battery tray and one elbow guide, then install a wire channel shield and protective sleeve to the battery cable harness.

Owners should: contact their local Ford dealer.

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Contacts:

  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 19S41
  • NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website: www.safercar.gov

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Written by Shane McGlaun

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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