Software bug in 433000 Ford cars forced Ford to call them back!

The car manufacturer Ford, was forced to recall 433000 cars after they had noticed that there was a major bug active in various car software modules.

The bugĀ  would disallow the driver to turn of the car.

According to Ford, these are the vulnerable rides:

  • Certain 2015 Focus vehicles built at the Michigan Assembly Plant from June 17, 2014 through June 12, 2015.
  • Certain 2015 C-MAX vehicles built at the Michigan Assembly Plant from April 22, 2014 through June 12, 2015.
  • Certain 2015 Escape vehicles built at the Louisville Assembly Plant from April 1, 2014 through June 12, 2015.

In a statement handed out on Thursday, Ford said:

Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 433,000 vehicles in North America, including certain 2015 Focus, C-MAX and Escape vehicles, for an issue with the body control module. In these vehicles, it could be possible for the engine to continue to run after turning the ignition key to the “off” position and removing the key, or after pressing the Engine Start/Stop button. This is a compliance issue with FMVSS 114 regarding theft protection and rollaway prevention.