Ford recalls nearly 1.4 million cars

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Ford recalls nearly 1.4 million cars

Ford recalls nearly 1.4 million cars

Ford is recalling nearly 1.4 million cars in North America because the steering wheel can come loose.

This is quite a serious recall as the steering wheel can detach from the steering column and drivers could lose control of the vehicle.

The recall covers certain Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars from the 2014 through 2018 model years.

Ford believes that steering wheel bolts can loosen over time and the company has admitted  that Ford vehicles were involved in two crashes and one injury allegedly related to the problem.

Dealers will replace the bolts with longer ones that have more aggressive threads and a nylon patch to stop them from coming loose.

Just over 1.3 million cars in the U.S. are being recalled. The rest are in Canada and Mexico.

Ford is also recalling about 6,000 additional cars for a potential clutch pressure plate fracture that could pose a fire risk.

The vehicles affected in the second recall are 2013-16 Ford Focus with 1.0-liter Fox GTDI engines and B6 manual transmissions, and well as 2013-15 Ford Fusion with 1.6-liter Sigma GTDI engines and B6 manual transmissions.

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