Ford Motor has issued a safety recall in North America for approximately 6,000 2017 Ford Edge, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles.
The safety recall includes 2.0-liter gas engine-equipped vehicles with 6F35 transmissions that may have torque converters with inadequately welded studs.
If the welded studs detach, the torque converter will lose coupling to the engine flexplate, which can result in loss of motive power without warning while driving and increase the risk of a crash.
The power steering, power brakes, electrical function and vehicle restraint systems will continue to operate, and the transmission park function will not be affected.
The company is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue, and dealers will replace torque converters at no cost to the customer.