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Ford Electronic Throttle Body Recall Affects Models Across The Brand

April 26, 2017 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Lemon Law, Ford, Recall

Imagine driving at normal speed when suddenly your malfunction indicator lights up and you suffer reduced engine power.  The power steering, braking, lighting and climate control systems remain fully functional so you have no clear clue on what is occurring, however you know the vehicle no longer remains operational. We have seen this occur recently with several Ford clients.  After struggling with lack of power, these distressed drivers went time and time again to authorized Ford dealers only to be told the service department could not verify or duplicate the issue.  Finally, after repeated visits, these consumers had their electronic throttle body replaced which seemed to solve the stalling.

Apparently, in a variety of Ford vehicles, the electronic throttle body internal motor contacts may develop contamination resulting in increased electrical resistance.  If this happens, the MIL light will come on and the driver will experience a decreased amount of engine power and speed.  As a result of this Ford electronic throttle body situation, Ford is recalling a number of vehicles across the brand.   Under the Ford 16B32 recall, the following vehicles are covered:

2015 Ford Edge built 9/1/15-12/21/15 in Oakville, MI

2015-2016 Ford F-150 built 8/1/15 to 5/17/16 in Dearborn MI, 8/31/15 to 4/27/16 in Kansas City

2015-2016 Lincoln MKT built 9/1/15 to 5/10/16 in Oakville, MI

2015-2016 Police Interceptor Sedan built 9/1/15 to 3/19/16 in Chicago

2015-2016 Ford Escape built 9/1/15 to 3/14/16 in Louisville, KY

2015-2016 Ford Explorer built 8/4/15 to 5/25/16 in Chicago

2015-2016 Ford Flex built 9/22/15 to 4/14/16 in Oakville, MI

2015-2016 Ford Fusion built 9/15 to 2/29/16 in Flat Rock, MI, 9/1/15 to 4/4/16 in Hermosillo, Mexico

2016 Lincoln MKX built 9/1/5 to 5/16/16 in Oakville, MI

2016 Ford Mustang built 9/1/15 to 4/26/16 in Flat Rock, MI

2016 Police Interceptor Utility built 9/1/15 to 5/26/16 in Chicago

2016 Ford Taurus built 9/28/15 to 5/2/16 in Chicago

2016 Ford Transit built 9/1/15 to 5/21/16 in Kansas City

Owners of recalled vehicles should have received letters by now explaining the recall and the need to replace the Ford electronic throttle body. There is no mileage limit but the repairs must be performed by September 30, 2017.

If you think your vehicle is included in this recall and you have yet to receive a recall notice, contact your Ford dealership immediately.

In the meantime, if you have suffered continuous stalling issues with any of the above vehicles and you were back to a Ford authorized dealer repetitively or for an extended period of time, you may have the right to recourse even after they replace the Ford electronic throttle body.  Click here to submit your information and we will be glad to review your situation to determine if and how we can help.

 

 


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31 Responses to “Ford Electronic Throttle Body Recall Affects Models Across The Brand”


  1. #1 Karen Blower says:

    We have had nothing but trouble with or 2016 Ford escape, it has been in the ship more the 6 times, they even had to replace the transmission once all ready, and we still have power problems… they have factory reset it 3 or 4 times, we had radio issues and Bluetooth issues…. so frustrated with it it’s been to 3 different dealerships

    • State: Ohio
  2. #2 LemonLaw says:

    @Karen: You should certainly look into your lemon law rights. Visit http://www.lemonlaw.com/rid.html if you would like us to review your situation and how we can help.

    • #3 patricia flick says:

      we just bought a 2014 F150 and we are currently going through a problem that seems like from what we have experienced that we have a throttle body problem. This site says this problem started in 2015 I have news from what Im reading and going through It started before that. I’m wondering if the costomer satisfaction campaign would apply to 2014 F150’s.

      • State: delaware
    • #4 LemonLaw says:

      @Patricia: Please fill out our Get Rid of Your Lemon form at http://www.lemonlaw.com/rid.html and let’s see if and how we can help.

      • #5 Christiana Mayo-Tabron says:

        I have a 2016 Ford Fusion on Monday I was on the interstate driving and the car started stalling and going into shutdown mode. The check engine, airbag, wrench, and a message see manual popped up. On yesterday the same thing happened and I took my car to Auto Zone to get a diagnostic test and it came back as throttle Actuator control system. I am at ford today and found out this recall was issued an expires at the end of this month. But not one time have I received a recall notice.

        • State: Virginia
      • #6 Tim Greenwood says:

        2015 Ford Expedition El. I have the same problem. My Vehicle basically shuts down. 3 times in one day on a Sunday. I take it to a Ford dealership on Wednesday. They can’t get a code to read. Ford dealership says when the ignition gets shut off it clears the code. They tell me to drive it till it happens again, then leave it run call a tow truck leave it run while they tow it to the dealership so they can read the code. Thursday the next day it happens again, I was inches away from getting T-boned by a grain semi.
        So I limped it into a independent service shop they came out with their code reader and got me the code and it was the throttle body actuator, he told me he couldn’t even get the part and had to come from Ford. I called the dealership to see if there was a recall and they said there was not. The dealership suggested I call Ford Motor Company they started a case ID number for my case the dealership then calls me tells me I should have it fixed pay for it out of my pocket and if there’s a recall they may refund me my money. Tim Greenwood. Greenwood’s Grocery Farley, IA. 52046. (563) 590-0218

        • State: Iowa
      • #7 Kevin cameron says:

        Hello tim greenwood.

        The same thing is happening to my 2016 Ford Expedition. I am wondering what happened in your case and where it is now? Did you have to pay to get it fixed and if so how much did it cost?

        I really hope Ford takes care of you and the faulty part on engine.

        Very frustrating.

        Thank you in advance for any info you can provide to help me out in the same situation.

        Kevin.

        • State: AZ
      • #8 David aoun says:

        I have a Ford Focus 2014 I drive and the car looses power and stop becouse the throttle body malfunctions I am lucky avoid accident but is too bad and dangerous

        • State: Florida
      • #9 Kelvin Lu says:

        I just got my 2015 Expedition EL diagnosed with a bad throttle body assembly. In my case I was able to drive it while it threw an engine light (code 2112) and it only completely failed when I was backing out to drive to the dealer.

        Having had 3 other Ford/Lincoln V8s from 2006-2010 run over 100k miles in a short period of time I know that a catastrophic failure like this before 50k miles is extremely unusual and even more so for a “certified pre-owned” that up until 6,000 miles prior was covered under a comprehensive warranty.

        Considering that this vehicle is still under a “drivetrain” warranty and that the vehicle cannot be driven I am trying to have Ford cover the cost of this repair less the $100 deductible.

        • State: UT
      • #10 Bubba Smith says:

        Own a 2016 Fusion HYBIRD. Received “customer satisfaction” letter to replace throttle body. Vehicle in Ford (local Yuba City) service last Thursday, “throttle body replacement never needed” per service writer? I called Ford toll free # (talked to a young man overseas?).Ford rep. Kevin said “supposed to replace throttle body” and discussed
        doing replacement with service writer over phone, three way conservation. After another day and talking to GM, service mgr, Ford rep hopefully work done RIGHT ? now need to discuss with FORD about SYNC issues with SYNC services.

        • State: CA
      • #11 Craig Hargrove says:

        Contained in your article about Ford Electronic Throttle Body, my car was mentioned. However, using the NHTSA web site and my VIN it did not show as a recall. I spoke to Ford locally (Dallas) which checked thier Oasis system but found no recall. The failure of electronic throttle body system which according to google web search is common has not been addressed, however, losing power, steering control and power brakes at 70 mph on a Dallas Freeway is problematic. My car is a 2016 Ford Fusion SE with a little over 40,000 miles which I bought new. Any updates on recall would be helpful.

        • State: TX
      • #12 Joey says:

        I just experienced this on Monday. Took my 16 fussion in and they told me that the recall campaign had ended in September and I would have to pay out of pocket. Is this right? I’m sill covered under factory warranty.

        • State: Texas
      • #13 Dave says:

        I have a 2015 F-150 that is having the same issue. It’s happened multiple times at various speeds. Took it to the dealer and they couldn’t find any problem according to the computer diagnostics. I mentioned the 16B32 “Customer Satisfaction Program” and they had no idea what I was talking about. This is extremely unsafe and frustrating. The truck only has 13,000 miles on it and so should still be covered under the so-called bumper to bumper warranty, however the Ford dealer still charged me $118 for the diagnostics; what a rip-off. So much for “Bumper to Bumper Warranty”!?!?
        Ford needs to establish a recall before they get sued for an unsafe vehicle.

        • State: California
      • #14 Ira Gerstler says:

        I was checking what was done for repairs at 90000 on my Ford 2012 Escape when I noticed a flag on their site guiding me to this Throttle body issue. This was my 1st and only awareness of this issue. It appears that ONLY after you experience it failing does FORD repair it for free. 2 weeks after reading this, I was on the highway coming home and the stalling issue with loss of power started. It is a very scary experience alone but at least I had had a heads up reading about the problem 2 weeks earlier. It “limped” home, stalling at every stop light but got it to my driveway. It had to be towed to Ford after New Years weekend and they did do the repair.
        My issue after this is:
        1 day after the repair, the check engine light came on. Without the same symptoms, I brought it to a local mechanic who read the code as a CATALYTIC CONVERTER issue. He said the throttle body failing and driving in limp mode caused fuel to enter the converter and ruined it. Now there is no mention that this could happen on the FORD site, and I am at 90000 miles with the catalytic converter warranty for up to 80000 miles. I am looking at an over $2000 repair, what is my recourse when one covered issue (throttle body unit failure) caused another (catalytic converter failure)?

        • State: New Jersey
      • #15 Gerry Bentley says:

        My throttle body went in feb.2016 on my 2010 Ford escape.The wrench light came on several times over a period of one year.then the engine light came on at the same time and lost power.ford replaced it under warranty.i thought that was the end of it,but 23 months later both warning lights came on again. I drove it straight to the Ford dealership in palm springs.they charged me 500.00 to fix it.only one year warranty on the one they put in 2016 according to the Ford people.part is only 82.00,but lots of LABOR?they Also charge 90.00 for the diagnosis .time to get rid of it.

        • State: British Columbia
      • #16 Cheyenne Gallant says:

        I have a 2017 Fusion. It has completely stalled in the middle of traffic twice. My child and I were in the middle of a busy intersection on March 4th when it stalled the 2nd time. We were terrified and almost got hit from behind. A good Samaritan gave us a boost. Bronde Ford kept my car for 4 days and replied that there were no codes so they don’t have a solution. I’m scared to drive my new car!!!!

        • State: Ohio
      • #17 Russell Ali says:

        Our first p2112 code was when we are on a nationwide trip and the truck stalled a number of times in Las Cruces New Mexico. We were able to get into a dealership and we had a comprehensive warranty on our certified pre-owned 2015 Expedition e l. This was in 2016 November. Today I had the same thing happen with the same code for the electronic throttle body. I have an appointment for next week to go in to the dealer. Hopefully they will fix it minus $100 deductible or fix it completely I can’t believe they don’t have this on recall for expeditions. I guess we would have to file a suit first. Both times this occurred I was in traffic. The occurrence today was when I was making a left turn in front of oncoming traffic.

        • State: Oregon
      • #18 Leslie Hodgson says:

        Hi all, way over here in New Zealand we have the same problem with our 2012 ford territory, % times it cut out on me driving around local town, really maddening and very frustrating there’s no recall here, Thanks Ford.

        • #19 Oliya says:

          I have a 2016 Fusion with 70,000 miles on it, however despite the high mileage the car gets regular oil changes, gas new tires and new battery. On the intersection it stops accelerating and I had to pray I wouldn’t get hit before I am able to pull over as a car came to a complete stop and acceleration wouldn’t work. The wrench and airbag lights came on. I turned car off and on and it seemed to be back to normal. However despite The normalcy of the 1 minute drive to work after this incident, I know this is not normal and is beyond unsafe to drive. I have read hundreds of such complaints with the same issue for this particular car yet I do not see any recalls for this issue. How can this be? I filed a complaint with NHTSA . Paying out of pocket for this clear manufacturing issue is not ok with me. It is not cheap. Help?

          • State: FLORIDA
        • #20 Rebecca says:

          Purchased a 2016 F150 last year, no issues until last week. Truck has 52K miles and the Throttle Body is malfunctioning and because my local Ford cannot see an “error” code with the truck there is nothing they can do. All I want is to PREVENT any further damage or issues with my truck and Ford is NOT having it. I was basically told “oh well”. I called Ford headquarters and was told the same thing. Sorry but there is no reason that a 2 year old truck should have ANY issues with its mechanics like a Throttle Body within such a short time. I may be a female but I know my mechanics. This is my 2nd Ford, the 1st one I still have and still runs with 280K plus miles and NO major issues like this. Very disappointed in Ford! I even informed them of their “Customer Satisfaction Repair” notice sent out on it and that it would be cheaper for them to pay for the replacement then to defend any legal action but they don’t seem to care.

          • State: Florida
        • #21 Charles says:

          I have a 2012 Ford F150 3.5 lt ecoboost, my son was driving on interstate when truck started shuttering and had no response to accelerator. This happen a total of 3 times this past week, twice while on interstate. Just had electronic throttle body replaced (ETB) cost over $500 at dealer. The service tech related that they had (5) replaced over last couple of weeks. I’m surprised recall didn’t go back further that just 2015. At this point no recourse?

          • State: FL
        • #22 Dawn says:

          We have a 2014 F-150 4×4 and had to replace the throttle body after the truck shutting off going 70 MPH in a two lane tunnel. Talk about terrifying and dangerous. I cannot believe Ford did not recall something like this. The customer satisfaction program left me very dissatisfied as they are not willing to help up. The research I’ve done shows problems with this in various years, 2014 included. Why no assistance? If they kill all of their customers with bad parts they won’t have anymore people to sell cars to…

          • State: PA
        • #23 Amanda says:

          Driving home from a weekend getaway with another friend my 2016 Expedition EL lost all throttle power. I was traveling about 55/60mph and going uphill. Coasted to a crossroad and was able to turn off the main road. Once stopped and in park the engine “chugged” as if running out of gas (I had 3/4 of a tank). The rpms boumced bewteen 1 & 2. Lushing the gas peddle did absolutely nothing. We were 77 miles from home driving country roads. I did not even try to restart the vehicle once stopped. I was afraid to get farther off the beaten path and have an even harder time getting a tow truck. We waited almost 2 hours for a tow truck. My vehicle is currently sitting at our local Ford dealer. They couldn’t get it into the shop for 3 days. I started reading up on issues and have found many reports that sound just like mine. Waiting to see what the service dept has to say and if it pulls the throttle code.

          • State: OH
        • #24 Ken says:

          2016 F150 bought new at local Ford dealer. It has been in many times… from needing the entire sunroof replace due to leaking and mold under the carpet.. to shifting problems (which they say they couldn’t diuplicate) to … loss of power while towing our 2k lbs trailer… problem disclosed as throttle body.. we are at 39k miles… this repair is not covered, even though we have been in prior to the bumper to bumper warranty expiring, for what we feel is the likely cause we had been in before on but they couldn’t duplicate the issue.. they say it’s not part of the 60k mike power train warranty…dealer is adamant that they have no knowledge of ford having any issues and I just need to pay the $375.. so long story short is I will pick it up today but I am wondering if I can prove lemonlaw connection?

          • State: Kansas
        • #25 Katie says:

          My 2010 Fusion just started with the wrench light, then the check engine light and by the time I got to a service station the lights were off. This weekend the car went into a dead stall anytime I slowed or stopped. The error message was for the Throttle Body… my guess is my car won’t be covered.

          • State: PA
        • #26 Nell says:

          I have a 2015 Expedition. The throttle assembly has been replace twice already. Once at 37,000 miles and again just this week at 71,000 mikes. Ridiculous. This is my third Expedition and I have never had this kind of problem before. Love my truck but it may be my last one

          • State: Ga
        • #27 Shirley Elkins says:

          My husband and I own a 2009 Ford sport trak. After putting our life in danger the second time we had. The throttle body replaced at Lance Cunningham Ford in knoxville tn. Our cost was 812.70. After much research I contacted Ford motor co at 8003923673. Requested a reimbursement of the price we paid for their faulty merchandise. They flatly refused. Our case # is15766376. I am wondering what happened to all the promises and obligations for and from Ford

          • State: Tennessee
        • #28 Lisa says:

          My 2006 Mustang GT is doing the exact same thing as everyone else and Ford said they couldn’t fix it because there was no recall on my car. That’s not right. That car could get someone killed.

          • State: Ohio
        • #29 Laura Strong says:

          We purchased a Ford F150, 2015, in 2016. This summer at roughly 50K miles, I experienced a throttle body failure. Scary and frightening. And now makes me angry that Ford KNEW about this! I have contacted them several times, all to be told that they “don’t have any customer satisfaction issues” or “recalls” for this very same issue. I don’t understand!!!! We had to have the truck towed AND repaired. HELP!!!! This is not right Ford. I’m ready to head back to Chevy.

          • State: MI
        • #30 Frankle says:

          Ford Escape 2012 stalling on regular basis from a week now. Dangerous situation . Engine Light comes and goes . Diag is the Throttle Body. I read the escapes have an extended warranty up to 10 years. I will take it to the dealer to see what they say…

          • State: Fl
        • #31 Frank says:

          Same issues Throttle body Ford Escape 2012 (check engine light came on then disappear a few days later I was able to check with the scanner at an auto parts pointing the throttle body). Car stall suddenly at any travel point and you panic, pray to not be hit by a car from behind , sometimes allows you just to pull over before stop completely and sometimes just died in the middle of the rod., I can tell Ford will be in trouble if not recolling for this problem. I got an appointment with Ford since there is an extended warranty on it. I’m not willing to pay them. I will share!

          • State: FL

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