GM Recall Sparks Panic for Automakers: Ford Announces Recall
Ever since General Motors pushed automakers under harsh scrutiny after it announced a recall for an unaddressed safety issue that persisted for almost 10 years—that affected over 4.6 million vehicles, Ford has announced a recall that has affected 1.4 million cars. Among the recall, there are various safety concerns regarding a broad range of vehicles including the Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner, Ford Explorer, Ford Taurus and the Ford Fusion. Models include vehicles anywhere between 2006 and 2014.
Ford Recall: Breakdown of Problems
Recall #1: 915,000 recalled for steering issues; faulty sensors and electrical connections potentially cause loss of power steering, making steering difficult and increasing risk of crash. Solution involves replacing a part or a software upgrade.
- Ford Escape (models 2008-2011)
- Mercury Mariner (models 2008-2011)
Recall #2: 196,000 recalled for steering issues.
- Ford Explorer (models 2011-2013)
Recall #3: 196,600 recalled for corrosion due to road salt that potentially causes license plate lamp to short circuit, overheat and cause a fire.
- Ford Taurus [sedans] (models 2010-2014)
Recall #4: 82,500 floor mats that can be improperly installed affecting the accelerator functionality.
- Ford Fusion (models 2006-2011)
- Mercury Milan (models 2006-2011)
- Lincoln Zephyr (models 2006-2011)
- MKZ (models 2006-2011)
Ford Pushing Forward & Finding Resolution
Ford is working to address these issues and find effective solutions to these safety concerns on all vehicles partaking in the recent recall. Ford ensures that it has taken the proper precautions and steps to fixing the problems presented in an efficient and accurate manner to restore the safety of its vehicles.