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Frontal Moderate Overlap Test Results
Good
Rear Crash Protection Results
Good
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Good
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Good
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US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 15V248000
Mfg's Report Date: APR 26, 2015
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 21435


Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured February 17, 2014, to March 19, 2015, and equipped with daytime running lights (DRL). In the affected vehicles, the parking lights do not reduce their light output from a DRL level when used in conjunction with the headlights. As such, the light output may exceed the the permissable amount allowed by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Consequence:
If the light output is excessive, oncoming traffic may be temporarily blinded, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Ford has notified owners, and dealers will update the lighting control software, free of charge. The recall began on May 8, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for the recall is 15C02.

Dates of Manufacture:
FEB 16, 2014 to MAR 18, 2015

Manufacturer Recall Number:
15C02

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