Ford Recalls 370K Cars for Steering Issue

by William White | September 3, 2013 10:55 am

Ford Motor Company1 Ford Recalls 370K Cars for Steering Issue[1]Ford (F[2]), announced on Saturday[3], that it is recalling 370,000 vehicles located in the United States and Canada.

370,000 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car sedans from 2005 to 2011 are being recalled to fix a steering shaft issue. The issue occurs in high corrosion areas that can damage the lower intermediate steering shaft of the vehicles. The corrosion can cause drivers to lose the ability to steer the vehicle, reports Reuters.

Vehicles with possible corrosion issues are located in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Canada. Recalled vehicles will be inspected by dealers who will either replace the lower intermediate steering shaft or secure a lower steering column bearing and replace the upper intermediate steering shaft, reports Reuters.

The recall is expected to begin on Oct. 21[4]. Owners that don’t live in the areas listed above can still have their vehicles inspected and repaired. There have been no accidents related to the steering issue.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Ford-Motor-Company1.jpg
  2. F: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=F
  3. announced on Saturday: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/31/us-ford-recall-idUSBRE97U0FS20130831
  4. Oct. 21: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/09/02/potential-steering-problem-prompts-ford-recall/

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