- May 30, 2014
- by Milton Stratos
- Comments Off on Product Defect News, Ford Recalling 1.4 Million Vehicles
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FORD ISSUES AN ADDITIONAL RECALL OF GREATER THAN 1M VEHICLE
May 30, 2014
Dearborn, Michigan based Ford announced Thursday a recall of 1.4 million vehicles, nearly all of which are in the United States and Canada. The recall includes more than 1 million year 2008-2011 SUVs with a power steering defect, nearly 200,000 Taurus four door cars with due to an apparent corrosion issue, and 82,576 sedans with floor mats that could interfere with the accelerator.
It was reported by Reuters that the power steering issue, loss of pressure, occurred at lower speeds, and increased the risk of a crash. Ford has acknowledged that the defect has caused 15 accidents including two that resulted in injuries.
Regarding the logistics of the recall, a Ford spokeswoman stated that "dealers will perform one of three service fixes, depending upon what diagnostic codes are shown when the vehicle is taken to the dealer.” "They will either update software for the power steering control module and the instrument cluster module; replace the torque sensor; or replace the steering column, which includes upgraded power steering control module software."
This latest recall follows the following previous product recalls occurring in the last year:
– 46,000 Grand Vitara and XL-7 due to seat cushion assembly sensor product defect
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