Ford Motor Company (Ford) released a report July 8, 2015 recalling 432,096 of its vehicles because of an engine defect. The 2015 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured between April 1, 2014 and June 12, 2015, 2015, the Ford Focus vehicles manufactured between June 17, 2014 and June 12, 2015, and the 2015 Ford C-Max vehicles manufactured between April 22, 2015 and June 12, 2015 fail to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) requirements in the "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention" section. Specifically, the engine defect in these vehicles causes the cars to continue running after the key is removed or the start/stop button is switched off.
Claims Journal recently reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating 725,000 Ford Motor Co. sedans and crossover vehicles after receiving reports of possible fuel system problems that could cause a sudden loss of engine power. According to NHTSA's Office of Defect Investigation (ODI), "consumers have reported incidents of electronic throttle body failure...resulting in sudden reduction of engine power." The electronic throttle body is part of the engine's fuel delivery system.