Ford recalls 433,000 vehicles over glitch that could cause engine to run

DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford Motor Company is issuing a recall for approximately 433,000 vehicles in North America because the engine could continue to run even after the ignition is turned off.

The Dearborn-based automaker said the recall involves certain 2015 Focus, C-MAX and Escape vehicles.

In the recalled vehicles, the engine could continue to run even if the ignition key is in the "off" position, removed or after the engine start/stop button is pressed. This is a compliance issue with FMVSS 114 regarding theft protection and rollaway prevention.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

Affected vehicles include certain 2015 Focus vehicles built at Michigan Assembly Plant from June 17, 2014, through June 12, 2015; certain 2015 C-MAX vehicles built at Michigan Assembly Plant from April 22, 2014, through June 12, 2015; and certain 2015 Escape vehicles built at Louisville Assembly Plant from April 1, 2014, through June 12, 2015.

There are 432,096 vehicles in North America, including 374,781 in the United States and federalized territories, 52,180 in Canada and 5,135 in Mexico.

Dealers will update the body control module software at no cost to the customer.

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