Ford Recalls 423,000 Vehicles for Power Steering Issues
Ford has recalled roughly 423,000 vehicles for potential power steering failure while the vehicles are in motion. This recall extends throughout all of North America.
Power steering is also referred to as power assisted steering (PAS). This feature increases the steering effort of the steering wheel to assist drivers in operating the vehicle.
About the Ford Power Steering Recall
The recall includes several Ford Flex cars, Taurus vehicles and 2011-2013 Lincoln MKS and MKT models. Ford Fusions, 2011 to 2012 Lincoln MKZ models and some 2011 Mercury Milans have also been included in this recall.
Ford Motor Company claims a sporadic electrical connection in the vehicle may result in a failure of the power steering. When power steering turns off, manual mode is initiated, making the vehicle more difficult to drive.
Manual mode makes the simple action of turning the steering wheel extremely difficult, which poses a danger for drivers abruptly encountering this change in steering. Ford dealerships will update the power steering software or replace the steering gear.
Ford Recalls 2015 Mustangs
Ford has also recalled 19,500 2015 Mustangs with 2.3-Liter engines from extremely high underbody temperatures that cause the fuel tank to degrade.
If this occurs, Ford dealers will replace the heat shield and add insulation to the vehicle.