Established by Fathi Ibrahim Bayoud 2005 - Homs

Ford recalling 1.38 mln sedans over steering defect

Business | 2018-03-14 18:33:43
Ford recalling 1.38 mln sedans over steering defect
NEW YORK (AFP)- Ford announced Wednesday a North American recall of 1.38 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans to address loose steering wheel bolts that could lead to the steering wheel detaching.

In the cars being recalled, the steering wheel "may not maintain torque, allowing the bolt to loosen over time," Ford said.

If not addressed, "a steering wheel could potentially detach and lead to a loss of steering control and increased risk of a crash," the company added.

The recall affects Fusion and MKZ models between 2013 and 2018 built in Hermosillo, Mexico and Fusions built in Flat Rock, Michigan between 2013 and 2016.

Ford said it was aware of two accidents with one injury resulting from the problem.

Ford also announced a much smaller recall on some Ford Fusion models between 2013 and 2016 over a defect that can erode the clutch lining, causing cracks and increasing the chance of fire.

Ford said it knew of no fires or accidents due to the problem. The recall affects about 6,000 vehicles.
Comments (0)

Post Your Comments

fill all fields below
*This confirmation code will prevent auto submit
X :Latest News
Egyptian director cancels play over state censorship      Strike on Ghouta kills 17 children sheltering in school: monitor      Abbas says Hamas 'behind' bomb attack on Palestinian premier      Hungary defends anti-immigration stance at U.N. rights body      Yemeni officials: UAE-backed force expanding reach in south      Irish FM sees 'good progress' in Brexit transition agreement      Moscow seeks no arms race, wants to resolve disputes: Putin      Frankfurt bankers expect bigger gains from Brexit