Ford’s fleet-friendly Euro turns out the lights!
Late-model Ford Mondeos have been issued a recall for a defect to its headlight which can switch off.
The Mondeo in question was built from October 16, 2014 to December 22nd, 2015 and affects 579 vehicles in Australia.
Ford has declared it will inform owners of the affected vehicles in writing and instruct them to have the vehicle’s Safety Recall Service completed at their nearest Authorised Ford Dealership as soon as possible.
The headlight fault occurs in the Monadeo’s Headlight Control Module (HCM) on vehicles fitted with adaptive LED headlamps which can switch off without warning, caused by a software error.
Rectifying the issue on-the-spot means immediately putting on the vehicle’s hazard lights and safety pulling the
vehicle over or off the road to a safe. stationary position where it is appropriate to cycle vehicle’s ignition off and back on. This should fix the problem until rectification work can proceed as soon as possible.
The recall was issued by the Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development. See the full recall notice here.