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Our Quick Take:
11 vehicles have bolts attaching the steering gear that could break and reduce steering effectiveness, increasing the risk of a crash.
What Should You Do?
This should be considered a medium priority recall, increasing to high if any abnormal looseness is noted in the steering. Please contact your Ford dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
11 vehicles are being recalled because the two bolts attaching the steering gear to the frame may have been overtightened. As a result, one or both bolts could break and cause the steering gear to become loose, reducing steering effectiveness and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering gear mounting bolts and nuts. This recall is expected to begin on April 27, 2007. The Ford recall number is 07S52.