A safety compliance recall was issued for the 2020 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles. The attachment bracket for the second-row driver’s side headrest may not have been sufficiently welded to the seat frame.
The recall affects 2,620 vehicles in the United States, 159 in Canada and 19 in Mexico. The vehicles affected were made at the Kentucky Truck Plant. Ford Expedition vehicles affected were built between February 26 and March 18 and the Lincoln Navigators were built from February 27 through March 16.
In addition, a safety recall for select 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks with 6.7-liter engines and 10R140 transmissions was issued. The affected vehicles were built with a transmission torque-converter damper plate that was not tempered, resulting in a brittle damper plate that may fracture.
A fractured damper plate could cause the engine to stall and require increased brake pedal effort when coming to a stop. The engine can be restarted, and mobility may be regained if the driver shifts to neutral or park. However, there could be an unexpected, aggressive reengagement when shifting to drive or reverse and the potential for another engine stall. The vehicle will continue to exhibit symptoms until the issue is fixed.
This action affects 13 vehicles in the United States and two in Canada. Affected vehicles were built at the Kentucky Truck Plant from January 13 to February 19 and at the Ohio Assembly Plant on January 29.
The Kentucky Truck Plant, in Louisville, opened in 1969 and currently makes Ford F250-F550 Super Duty Trucks, Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators. It employs approximately 8,920 people.