Ford recalls 1.4 million vehicles because the steering wheels can detach

Ford Recalls More Than 1 Million Vehicles Over Steering Wheel Problem

Ford Recalls 1.4 Million Cars for Steering Wheels that Risk Detaching

Ford is recalling over 1 million midsize vehicles in the USA because of steering wheel issues.

A faulty bolt that holds the wheel to the steering column is to blame. The Dearborn, Mich., auto maker said it had tied two accidents and one injury to the defect. Steering wheels are coming off.

Ford Motor Co. announced a safety recall for 1.4 million of its cars in North America, saying that because of issues with the steering wheel bolts, the steering wheel could detach.

The vast majority of the vehicles were sold in the US, while some are in Canada and Mexico, Ford said.

Ford is recalling 1.3 million 2014-18 model year Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZs for a problem with the steering wheel. She goes on to say that the bolts have trouble staying securely fastened, causing them to get loose. The rest are in Canada and Mexico.

The recall comes about five months after the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation into steering wheels falling off of Fusions from the 2014 through 2016 model years.

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You can still control a vehicle if the power steering gives out. There have been two crashes and one injury because of the issue, the AP reported.

2014-17 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Aug. 6, 2013 to February 29, 2016.

Torque capacity reduction due to clutch lining wear can cause excessive slip, introducing a large amount of energy and heat into the pressure plate.

Separately, Ford said Wednesday that it would recall about 6,000 cars for potential clutch plate fractures that could increase the chance of a fire.

Bomey's report exhibits that the recall adversely affects about 1.3 million people in the United States. Leaking transmission fluid near an ignition source can lead to the risk of an engine compartment fire.

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