Ford Recalls Almost 1.4M Cars And Ford Steering Wheel Can Come Loose
“Ford Recalls Almost 1.4M Cars And Ford Steering Wheel Can Come Loose”: Under pressure from US regulators, Ford is recalling about 1.4 million mid-size cars in North America because the steering wheels can slip out of the steering column and drivers may lose control.
The recall covers certain Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars from the model years 2014 to 2018.
Ford says the steering wheel bolts may loosen over time. The company says it knows of two accidents and one injury caused by the problem.
Dealers will replace the longer bolts with more aggressive yarns and a nylon patch to prevent them from loosening. Owners will be notified by mail in the week of April 30, and parts must be available by then.
Just over 1.3 million cars in the US are being remembered, with the rest in Canada and Mexico.
The review happens five months after the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an examination concerning the flyers tumbling from the Fusions of the model a long time from 2014 to 2016.
The security office said in records that it started the test subsequent to accepting three protests, including one from a Georgian driver who announced that the controlling wheel in a 2015 merger fell on his lap when it transformed into a service station.
Two other individuals announced that the jolt that secures the wheel to the controlling segment was free while driving and must be fixed in a repair shop. At the time, the organization announced no blemishes or wounds.
“Ford Recalls Almost 1.4M Cars Steering Wheel Can Come Loose”: Ford is not the only manufacturer to issue a recall for the flyers to leave. In February, Hyundai reviewed 43,900 vehicles that hazard guiding the controlling wheel far from the directing segment. This memory influenced the 2018 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport SUVs.