Ford Recall Due to Dangerous Steering Column Problem
A driver from Georgia was turning into a gas station when the steering wheel of their 2015 Ford Fusion fell into their lap.
This incident and a few others involving loose steering columns, has prompted Ford to issue a recall for 1.4 million cars in North America due to a problem where the steering wheels may detach from the steering column.
The problem, steering wheel bolts loosening over time, could result in a driver losing control of the vehicle and crashing, Ford said. Indeed, at least one person was injured in one of two crashes linked to the issue.
Ford was pressured by U.S. regulators to issue the recall of certain Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles. Specifically, the recall affects vehicles manufactured between 2014 and 2018.
The auto manufacturer intends to notify owners of these vehicles on April 30th. They are requesting that dealerships replace the bolts with longer ones with better threads and a nylon patch to prevent them from loosening.
The bulk of the affected vehicles, approximately 1.3 million, are located in the United States with the remainder in Canada and Mexico.
This is not the first recall for this problem. Roughly six months ago, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating a similar problem where steering wheels were falling off Ford Fusions made between 2014 and 2016. Additionally, Hyundai recalled 43,900 vehicles in February due to the risk of the steering wheel breaking off its 2018 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport SUVs steering column.
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