Ford is recalling 1.39 million vehicles in North America on several issues

Article by Christian A., on May 31, 2014

Ford Motor Co. has issued recalls of almost 1.39 million SUVs and sedans in North America, due to power steering issues, corrosion problems and floor mats. The recalls cover 195,527 Ford Explorer SUVs in North America (model years 2011-2013) and 915,216 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner SUVs (MY 2008-2011) for power steering issues; nearly 200,000 Taurus sedans in the region (MY 2010-2014) for the corrosion issue; and 82,576 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan and Lincoln Zephyr and MKZ sedans (MY 2006-2011) for floor mats that may interfere with the operation of accelerator pedals.

Ford disclosed that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received consumer reports of six injuries and five crashes tied to the Escape and Mariner models. The carmaker said that as of mid-April, it has knowledge of 15 accidents including two minor injuries tied to the loss of power steering in Explorer SUVs.

The accidents involved vehicles running at lower speeds, Ford said. Around 1.186 million of the recalled are in the United States – just 2,200 less than the total number of called back units in the US in entire 2013.

For the Mercury Mariner and Ford Escape recalls, Ford will send letters to all affected owners in the US by July 25, according to NHTSA. Carmakers have so far called back nearly 23 million cars in the US this year, already topping the total in 2013. It may also break the record set in 2004 at 31 million recalled vehicles.

So far, General Motors Co. accounts for around 14 million of the nearly recalled units, including 2.6 million cars due to a faulty ignition switches tied to 13 deaths.

According to Karl Brauer of Kelley Blue Book, Ford's recalls may be driven by the “heightened sense of concern” that carmakers have been feeling now. He added there have been so many recalls issued after GM called back cars with faulty ignition switches that the moves have become "sort of background white noise for consumers."

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

One of the executives at Volkswagen tagged in the so-called Dieselgate scandal has pleaded not guilty to a list of allegations surrounding the carmaker’s actions to cheat emissions regulations in...
by - February 27, 2017
When the Crown De Luxe saloon was first released in 1972, it was at that time the most lavish Toyota model available to British customers. Both unusual and exclusive, one...
by - February 27, 2017
The ride-sharing fleet of sharing Lyft Inc. will soon include thousands of specially fitted self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles, courtesy of General Motors. If plans push through, Lyft’s clients would...
by - February 27, 2017
J.D. Power has officially released the 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study, an annual list of the most dependable brands in the auto industry. Once again coming on top is Lexus, the...
by - February 26, 2017
Citroen revealed that its entry to the Chinese market is moving forward with the planned release of the new generation C5. While still on sale on this part of the...
by - February 26, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries