Ford recalls over 88K vehicles due to stalling problem

Ford says the fuel pump control modules can fail, and the engines may not start

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, the Ford logo shines on the front grille of a 2014 Ford F-150, on display at a local dealership in Hialeah, Fla. The United Auto Workers' proposed contract with Ford Motor Co. — approved Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, by local union leaders — is the richest of the Detroit Three. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, the Ford logo shines on the front grille of a 2014 Ford F-150, on display at a local dealership in Hialeah, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

DETROIT (AP) – Ford is recalling more than 88,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the engines can stall without warning due to a fuel pump problem.

The recall covers certain Ford Taurus and Police Interceptor sedans, Ford Flex wagons, Lincoln MKS sedans and Lincoln MKT SUVs from the 2013 through 2015 model years. All have 3.5-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engines.

Ford says the fuel pump control modules can fail, and the engines may not start, or they could stall, leaving drivers without the ability to restart them. The company says it’s not aware of any crashes or injuries from the problem.

Dealers will replace the control module at no cost to owners.

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