Ford has issued a recall for nearly 433,000 vehicles in North America over an issue with faulty body control modules – in the affected cars, there’s the possibility the engines will continue to run even after the ignition has been turned off and the key removed or after the engine start/stop button has been pressed.

The recall covers Focus, C-MAX and Escape models, the former two being those built at the automaker’s Michigan plant. Affected Focus units are were made from June 2014 through June 2015, while for the C-MAX, production covers that from April 2014 through June 2015.


Meanwhile, affected Escape units are those assembled in Louisville from April 2014 through June this year. The largest part of the recall involves cars in the US, with 374,781 units affected, while 52,180 cars in Canada and 5,135 in Mexico are also involved in the exercise.

Ford says that there has been no accidents or injuries associated with this issue, and dealers will update the body control module software at no cost to the customer.