Ford Power Steering Recall Affects 487,301 Vehicles

Ford Power Steering Recall

Ford Power Steering Recall

Ford Motor Company is recalling 487,301 vehicles due to the possibility of the loss of power steering assist. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that snow or water containing road salt or other contaminants may corrode attachment bolts within the electric power steering gear motor. If the bolts corrode, the steering gear motor may detach from the gear housing resulting in a loss of power steering assist. With the loss of power steering, it may become harder for a driver to maneuver their car and increase the risk of an accident. Ford has yet to receive any reports of accidents or injuries regarding this recall.

Ford Power Steering Recall: Affected Vehicles

Within the affected vehicles, the models were originally sold or are currently registered in any of the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.

  • 2015 Ford Edge: Manufactured between February 26, 2015 and February 28, 2015
  • 2013 – 2015 Ford Fusion: Manufactured between February 3, 2012 and March 20, 2015
  • 2013 – 2015 Lincoln MKZ: Manufactured between February 3, 2012 and March 20, 2015

Ford Power Steering Recall: Solution

Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by Ford. The Ford power steering recall (number 15S14) is expected to begin June 22, 2015. Certified Ford dealers will apply sealer and replace the bolts as required, free of charge.

Injured by a defective product? Call 1-800-THE-LAW2

If you are injured in an auto accident related to the Ford power steering recall, call 1-800-380-8080 for a free consultation with a 1-800-THE-LAW2 product liability lawyer. Manufacturers have a responsibility to provide products that function as advertised and are of quality. A product liability lawyer can help you prove fault for a defective product, file a claim and represent your rights. Calling 1-800-THE-LAW2 is risk free either you get paid or you don’t pay at all! You could receive compensation that may include:

  • Reimbursement for medical expenses
  • Reimbursement for auto body shop expenses
  • Reimbursement for lost wages
  • Maximize short-term or long-term disability benefits
  • Damages for physical and emotional pain

Our helpful representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in English and Spanish. Call 1-800-380-8080 to be connected with a 1-800-THE-LAW2 product liability lawyer today.

 

SOURCES:

  1. NHTSA. Recall Acknowledgement. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  2. NHTSA. Chronology. Retrieved May 5, 2015.