Where to find out about your Ford recall online
Hearing the news that Ford is recalling cars is never great for any Ford owner because it could mean days without the car. Even if that’s not a problem for you, you’ll be worried that the recall is due to a potentially dangerous fault, so you’ll want to know where to go for information on your Ford recall.
If the recall affects your car, Ford will have made an effort to get in touch. This is most often done through the mail so there could be delays before you’re aware of the issue. The news channels on TV and news websites will be full of salacious information about the need for the recall, but that might not paint an accurate picture of the problem as they chase ratings or readers. If you’re in need of specifics about the recall or you hear a rumour and want it validated one way or another, there are a couple of sites you can visit to find out more.
The AA’s website, theaa.com, has an archive of all recalls made to cars from all mass-market car makers going back to 1995. This is a great place to go if you’re buying a second hand car and you’re interested in getting some general history on the model you’re considering. Here you’ll be able to read the full release made by the manufacturer.
You would be forgiven for thinking that the best place to go for the most up to date and accurate information about all recalls affecting Ford products is ford.co.uk/OwnerServices/SafetyRecalls. Unfortunately the manufacturer’s official site just confirms that a letter is sent to the car’s registered owner when recalls are made.
If you’d like some general information about recalls and how they affect you, visit dft.gov.uk.