Ford has issued a safety recall in North America for approximately 1.3 million 2014 to 2018 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles for potentially loose steering wheel bolts that could result in the steering wheel detaching from the steering column.
In affected vehicles, the steering wheel bolt may not maintain torque, allowing the bolt to loosen over time, and if not serviced, a steering wheel could potentially detach and lead to a loss of steering control and increased risk of a crash.
Ford is aware of two accidents with one injury allegedly related to this condition.
Affected vehicles include:
- 2014-17 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Aug. 6, 2013 to Feb. 29, 2016
- 2014-18 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, July 25, 2013 to March 5, 2018
- 2014-18 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, July 25, 2013 to March 5, 2018
Dealers will replace the parts at no cost to customers.
Here’s the Ford recall notice for more information: https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2018/03/14/ford-motor-company-issues-two-n-a–safety-recalls.html