Defects during the steering wheel assembly process have triggered the recall of 1.38 million Ford and Lincoln cars in North America.
According to USA Today, the recall deals with steering wheels that were not properly affix during the manufacturing process. According to Ford Motor officials, the vehicles have potentially loose steering wheel bolts that could result in steering wheels detaching from steering columns.
The automaker is aware of at least two accidents involving the defect, including one injury.
1.3 million of the defective vehicles were sold in the United States with about 62,000 were sold in Canada and 14,000 sold in Mexico.
Ford dealers will fix the cars at no cost to consumers.
The recall affects the following vehicles:
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