Ford Recalls Millions of Vehicles

The popular automotive manufacturer Ford recently recalled almost 1.5 million vehicles due to a serious steering wheel defect. The company announced that because of an issue with the steering bolts, the steering wheel could come loose or even completely fall off. Obviously this poses a major concern for occupants of these vehicles. So far, there have been two reported accidents and one injury.

The affected vehicle models from this defect are Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, manufactured between 2014-2018.

All versions of the Ford Fusion are affected, including:

  • Fusion Platinum
  • Fusion Hybrid Platinum
  • Fusion Energi Platinum
  • Fusion S
  • Fusion SE
  • Fusion Sport
  • Fusion SE
  • Fusion S
  • Hybrid Titanium
  • Hybrid SE
  • Hybrid S

And all versions of the Lincoln MKZ are affected, which include:

  • Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Premier
  • Lincoln MKZ Black Label
  • Lincoln MKZ Premier

Ford Motor Company also recalled an additional 6,000 Focus and Fusion vehicle models due to a fire hazard from a fracture in the clutch pressure plate. The vehicles below are listed as affected:

  • Ford Focus (models between 2013-2016) – Fox GTDI engine and B6 manual transmissions
  • Ford Fusion (models between 2013-2015) – Sigma GTDI engines and B6 manual transmissions

Ford advises that anyone who owns one of the affected models to immediately take their vehicle to their nearest Ford dealer for corrections.