Latest Ford Recall Affects 1.3 Million Sedans Including Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ

Latest Ford Recall Affects 1.3 Million Sedans Including Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall of more than 1.3 million sedans, including the Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ and other models, due to a potentially dangerous defect.

The automaker announced on Monday that the recall affects certain model year 2013 through 2018 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles. The problem is linked to a faulty part in the vehicles’ steering system that could make it difficult to turn the wheel.

Ford said the issue could lead to a loss of steering control and increase the risk of a crash. The company urged affected customers to take their vehicles to a dealer as soon as possible for inspection and repair.

“We are aware of one crash related to this issue,” Ford said. “We are not aware of any injuries.”

The automaker said it had received reports of difficulty turning the steering wheel, but noted that the issue had not been linked to any accidents or injuries.

Ford said it had discovered the problem during a routine review and was notifying affected customers. The company said it would replace the steering wheel bolt at no cost to the customer.

Ford said it was expanding its recall of the affected vehicles due to the potential safety risk associated with the defect. The automaker said it was working with dealers to ensure that affected customers are identified and that the necessary repairs are completed as quickly as possible.

The recall affects approximately 1.3 million vehicles in North America, including 1.2 million in the United States. Ford said it was initiating the recall out of an abundance of caution and urged customers to schedule an appointment with their local dealer.