Ford is repealing nearly 1.4 million mid-size cars, including 62,479 in Canada, because the hint wheel can detach from the steering column, causing drivers to throw control of the vehicle.
The recall covers certain Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ buggies from the 2014 through 2018 model years.
Affected agencies include:
- 2014-17 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Flat Rock Set-up Plant, Aug. 6, 2013, to Feb. 29, 2016.
- 2014-18 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Gathering Plant, July 25, 2013, to March 5, 2018.
- 2014-18 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at Hermosillo Assemblage Plant, July 25, 2013, to March 5, 2018.
Ford says steering situation bolts can loosen over time. The company says it knows of two booms and one injury caused by the problem.
Dealers will replace the bolts with lengthier ones that have more aggressive threads and a nylon kiss to stop them from coming loose.
Separate recall for dominations
In a separate recall, the Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker is recalling 5,872 Meet and Fusion vehicles, including 515 in Canada, for potential clutch coating fracture, which is a fire risk.
Affected vehicles include:
- 2013-16 Ford Heart vehicles with 1.0-litre Fox GTDI engines and B6 manual transmissions constructed at Michigan Assembly Plant, July 21, 2014, to June 30, 2016.
- 2013-15 Ford Fusion conveyances with 1.6-litre Sigma GTDI engines and B6 manual movements built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, March 9, 2012, to June 28, 2014.
Ford is not cognizant of any fires, accidents or injuries associated with this issue, but traders will update Focus vehicles with software that last wishes as detect and prevent prolonged clutch slip and will evaluate the hold for wear and replace as needed. Fusions will be updated with a new lay hold of assembly at no cost to customers.