Ford Motor Company Announces Recall – Steering Wheels Can Come Loose
Ford Motor Company announced that it is recalling approximately 1.4 million vehicles because the steering wheels on their vehicles can become loose and can completely come off while an individual is driving their vehicle.
The recall includes the Ford Fusion and the Lincoln MKZ. The model years of these two vehicles which are impacted by the recall include the years 2014-2018.
Media outlets have reported that there have been incidents related to this this and at least one person has been injured as a result.
Obviously a steering wheel coming completely off during the operation of a motor vehicle can be a very serious event and can lead to accidents and serious injuries. Though the recall appears to be limited to the two models that are listed above, it is unclear if the recall will be expanded to include additional Ford models. Sometimes vehicles are assembled in a similar fashion in the factory and therefore product recalls do expand to other vehicles and or similarly manufactured products in some circumstances. The exact reason for the defect has not been announced. Ford will likely continue to make further announcements about this recall in the coming days.
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