Ford has issued recalls for almost 1.4 million cars in order to fix steering
issues and other problems. Over 900,000 of the recalls were to address
a torque sensor that could malfunction within the steering column. This
malfunction could cause the electronic steering assistance to fail.
In addition to that recall, nearly 200,000 vehicles were recalled for a
problem with the intermittent electrical connection in the steering gear.
This could cause the power steering abilities to turn off while driving.
There are also recalls for improperly installed floor mats that could come
in contact with the accelerator pedal and for possible fire hazards within vehicles.
While Ford says there may be more recalls to come, the vehicles affected
so far include:
- 2008-11 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner
- 2011-13 Ford Explorer
- 2010-14 Ford Taurus
- 2006-11 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Lincoln Zephyr, and MKZ
So far, there are no reports that any of these recalls were the cause of
injuries or death.