MECS pump recall

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  1. OT7

    OT7 Member

    Safety Recall 14S19 - Certain 2005 through 2008 Model Year Escape and Mariner Hybrid Vehicles - Motor Electronics Coolant Pump Replacement. Refer to FMCDealer.com.
    All the info for now.
     
  2. OT7

    OT7 Member

    Report Receipt Date: SEP 03, 2014
    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V526000
    Component(s): HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 70,209



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    Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company


    SUMMARY:
    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2005-2008 Ford Escape hybrid electric vehicles manufactured October 13, 2003, to June 20, 2008, and 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner hybrid electric vehicles manufactured June 10, 2005, to June 20, 2008. The coolant pump for the hybrid system may fail resulting in the hybrid electronics overheating.
    CONSEQUENCE:
    If the hybrid electronics system overheats, it may shut down the powertrain, resulting in a stall-like condition, increasing the risk of a crash.
    REMEDY:
    Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the original Motor Electronics Coolant (MEC) Pump with an improved brushless pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 27, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S19.
    NOTES:
    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
     
  3. 08EscapeHybrid

    08EscapeHybrid Moderator

    I had the MECS replaced under my extended warranty. I wonder if they will refund my $100 deductible?
     
  4. OT7

    OT7 Member

    Part 573 Safety Recall Report 14V-526
    OMB Control No.: 2127-0004
    Manufacturer Name : Ford Motor Company
    Submission Date : SEP 02,2014
    NHTSA Recall No. : 14V-526
    Manufacturer Recall No. : 14S19
    Manufacturer Information :
    Manufacturer Name : Ford Motor Company
    Address : 330 Town Center Drive
    SUITE 500 Dearborn MI 48126-2738
    Company phone : 1-866-436-7332
    Population :
    Number of potentially involved : 70,209
    Estimated percentage with defect : NR
    Vehicle Information :
    Vehicle : 2005-2008 Ford Escape
    Vehicle Type : Body Style : ALL
    Power Train : HYBRID ELECTRIC
    These vehicles are not produced in VIN order. Information as to the applicability of
    this action to specific vehicles can best be obtained by either calling Ford’s toll-free line (1-866-436-7332) or by contacting a local Ford or Lincoln dealer who can
    Descriptive Information : obtain specific information regarding the vehicles from the Ford On-line
    Automotive Service Information System (OASIS) database.
    Not sequential Vins (website will not allow box below to be checked). Production Dates : OCT 13, 2003 - JUN 20, 2008
    VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) Range
    Begin : NR End : NR Not sequential VINs
    Vehicle : 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner
    Vehicle Type : Body Style : ALL
    Power Train : HYBRID ELECTRIC
    These vehicles are not produced in VIN order. Information as to the applicability of
    this action to specific vehicles can best be obtained by either calling Ford’s toll-free line (1-866-436-7332) or by contacting a local Ford or Lincoln dealer who can
    Descriptive Information : obtain specific information regarding the vehicles from the Ford On-line
    Automotive Service Information System (OASIS) database.
    Not sequential Vins (website will not allow box below to be checked). Production Dates : JUN 10, 2005 - JUN 20, 2008
    The information contained in this report was submitted pursuant to 49 CFR §573
    Part 573 Safety Recall Report 14V-526 Page 2
    VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) Range
    Begin : NR End : NR Not sequential VINs
    Description of Defect :
    Description of the Defect : In some of the affected vehicles, the original Motor Electronics Coolant (MEC) Pump
    may wear out and fail, resulting in a high temperature condition within the motor
    electronics system. This would invoke a Failure Mode Effects Management (FMEM)
    strategy that can result in a sudden partial or full loss of motive power in order to
    protect the vehicle powertrain. After a sufficient cool-down time, the vehicle will
    restart.
    Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition.
    Description of the Safety Risk : The vehicle may experience a sudden partial or full loss of motive power while
    driving caused by the FMEM strategy during a high temperature condition
    within the electronics cooling system. If this occurs, the vehicle’s braking and
    steering systems will continue to operate normally. However, this condition
    can result in a sudden stall-like condition while driving. An engine stall without
    warning while driving may increase the risk of a crash.
    Description of the Cause : Supplier quality issues have resulted in some of the MEC pumps being built with
    motor brushes that experience a high wear rate. Brushes that wear prematurely
    may eventually result in a loss of pump function.
    Identification of Any Warning that can Occur : A partial or full loss of motive power is accompanied by audible
    and visual indicators in the instrument cluster.
    Supplier Identification :
    Component Manufacturer
    Name : Robert Bosch LLC
    Address : 15000 North Haggerty Road
    Plymouth MI 48170
    Country : US
    The information contained in this report was submitted pursuant to 49 CFR §573
    Part 573 Safety Recall Report 14V-526 Page 3
    Chronology :
    April 2014: Ford identified reports related to driveability issues, instrument cluster messages instructing the driver to stop the vehicle, and loss of power.
    May 2014: This issue was opened in Ford’s Critical Concern Review Group (CCRG) for analysis.
    June – August 2014: Ford continued to review field data to understand the cause of the driveability and loss of power reports. It was found that variability in the material used for brushes inside the Motor Electronics Coolant Pump could result in an elevated and increasing rate of pump failure. It was found that certain pumps containing the potentially suspect brushes could fail prematurely after many years in service.
    On August 25, 2014, Ford’s Field Review Committee reviewed the concern and approved a field action.
    Description of Remedy :
    Description of Remedy Program : Owners will be notified by mail and instructed to take their vehicle(s) to a Ford or Lincoln dealer to have the Motor Electronics Coolant Pump inspected. If the original equipment pump is found, it will be replaced with an improved brushless pump. If the pump has already been replaced in service with the brushless pump, no additional repair is required. There will be no charge to owners for this service.
    Ford’s general reimbursement plan for the cost of remedies paid for by vehicle owners prior to notification of a safety recall was provided to the Agency on February 20, 2013.
    The ending date for reimbursement eligibility for the cost of remedies paid for by vehicle owners per Ford’s general reimbursement plan is April 30,
    2015.
    How Remedy Component Differs from Recalled Component : The replacement pump is a brushless motor design.
    Identify How/When Recall Condition was Corrected in Production : NR
    Recall Schedule :
    Description of Recall Schedule : NR
    Planned Dealer Notification Date : SEP 02, 2014 - SEP 02, 2014
    Planned Owner Notification Date : OCT 27, 2014 - OCT 27, 2014
    * NR - Not Reported
    The information contained in this report was submitted pursuant to 49 CFR §573
     
  5. OT7

    OT7 Member

    Received my check for cost of MECS pump + 1gal. coolant under Ford general
    reimbursement plan. My Ford dealer did not verity the replacement MECS pump.
    Have open recall dealer did not enter info in data base.
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2015

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