Ford is recalling nearly 1.4 million midsize cars because the steering wheel can detach from the steering column and drivers could lose control. The issue could cause bolts on the steering wheel to come loose, leading to a loss of control and an “increased risk of a crash.”
To date, two accidents have occurred because of this vehicle defect leading to one injury.
The two affected models are the Ford Fusion and the Lincoln MKZ from the 2014 through 2018 model years. Ford said dealers will replace, at no charge to customers, the potentially faulty steering wheel bolt with one that is longer and more robust. Owners will be notified of the recall and can also see if their model is recalled by visiting Ford’s owner website.
This is just the latest vehicle the automaker has recalled. Back in January, they recalled over 2,000 Ford Ranger pickup trucks after two deaths were caused by a defective Takata airbag inflator.
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