A malfunction of the electric power steering system can occur, causing loss of steering assist. This could make it difficult to steer and control the vehicle.
Accessory floor mats purchased from Ford dealers for use may move and interfere with proper accelerator pedal operation, possibly resulting in a sticking pedal. This may result in unintended vehicle acceleration.
Corrosion can cause the steering shaft to separate at the lower bearing resulting a in complete loss of steering.
Ford is recalling certain vehicles sold or currently registered in states where salt is used to de-ice the roads. Due to rust, the third row seat may not fully latch into is seating position.
On some models, the torque convertor output shaft can fail. As a result, the vehicle will suddenly have a complete loss of power.
On vehicles equipped with 17-inch steel wheels, one or more of the wheel studs may break. A vibration could develop and the wheel could separate from the vehicle.
In the event of a severe rear impact, a crack may develop at the fuel filler neck connection to the fuel tank. This could result in a fuel leak or illumination of the Check Engine Light. A fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire.
Nineteen vehicles have been recalled because the transmission may not properly engage in "Park." This could result in unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of a crash.