Ford recalls almost 1.4 million cars over steering wheel bolts

Ford recalls almost 1.4 million cars over steering wheel bolts

Steering wheels that can become loose or detach entirely triggered a recall of 1.38 million Ford and Lincoln cars in North America.

This issue is said to affects Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans manufactured between 2014 and 2018. The Dearborn, Mich., auto maker said it had tied two accidents and one injury to the defect. One person was injured.

In affected vehicles, the steering wheel bolt may not maintain torque and loosen over time.

A major recall from Ford. They will also attach a nylon patch to stop the bolts from coming loose.

In the meantime, don't get so angry at traffic that you start pulling at the wheel, because it could very well come right off.

There are more than 1.3m cars affected in the U.S., more than 60,000 in Canada and more than 14,000 in Mexico.

While 0ver 500 Focuses are being recalled in Canada, Ford says the total recall is nearly 6000 across North America. The safety organization took action after three different complaints were filed. The company has recently been bedeviled by a separate cascade of door-latch recalls now affecting several million vehicles and costing more than $600 million.

You can still control a vehicle if the power steering gives out. The affected models in this case are the 2013-2016 Focuses and the 2013-2015 Fusions.

The recent recall from Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) includes its Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles.

According to Cosgrove, no fires, collisions, or injuries linked with the secondary safety recall have been reported.

The Fix: Dealers will remove the old steering wheel bolt and replace it with a new one.

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