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Recall 17V530000

Steering Gear Overheats From Missing Heat Shield Causing Extra Steering Effort

Recall Details

The steering gear heat shield fasteners may corrode and cause it to detach, causing the steering gear to possibly overheat. Dealers will inspect and replace the heat shield fasteners as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The heat shield for the steering gear may detach due to its fasteners corroding. If this happens, the steering gear could overheat, increasing steering effort required by the driver. This could result in an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in September, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Ford recall number is 17S23.

Suspension & Steering, August 28, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 28, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
253
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V530000
Component
STEERING
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Explorer, Taurus and Police Interceptor Utility and Sedan vehicles. The steering gear heat shield fasteners may corrode, allowing the heat shield to detach.
Consequence
If the heat shield detaches, the steering gear may overheat, increasing the steering effort required by the driver, especially at lower speeds, and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers to inspect and replace the heat shield fasteners as needed, free of charge. The recall is expect to begin in September 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S23.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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