Ford issues safety recall for certain 2013-15 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ steering gear motor attachment issue

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Ford issues safety recall for certain 2013-15 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles and 2015 Ford Edge vehicles in North America for steering gear motor attachment issue
Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 520,000 2013-15 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles and certain 2015 Ford Edge vehicles in corrosion states and provinces in North America (actual 518,313) for steering gear motor attachment bolts that may fracture due to corrosion cracking. If the steering gear motor bolts fracture, the steering system may default to manual steering mode, making the vehicle more difficult to steer, especially at lower speeds. This would not result in a loss of steering, but could result in an increased risk of a crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.

Affected vehicles include certain Ford Fusion vehicles built Feb. 3, 2012 to March 19, 2015 at Hermosillo Assembly Plant; certain Ford Fusion vehicles built Feb. 3, 2012 to March 13, 2015 at Flat Rock Assembly Plant; certain Lincoln MKZ vehicles built Feb. 3, 2012 to March 20, 2015 at Hermosillo Assembly Plant; and certain Ford Edge vehicles built Feb. 26, 2015 to Feb. 28, 2015 at Oakville Assembly Plant.

There are 487,301 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories and 31,012 in Canada.

Vehicles included in this recall were either originally sold in, or are currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Also included are the Canadian corrosion provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Customers located in non-corrosion states or provinces will be covered by extended warranty if they experience similar concerns.

Dealers will replace steering gear motor attachment bolts on customer vehicles with new bolts, seal them, and replace damaged steering gears at no cost to the customer.
 


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