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Recall 18V167000

Steering Wheel Detaches While Driving

Recall Details

The steering wheel retaining bolt may loosen while driving. Dealers will replace the steering wheel bolt with a longer bolt free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The bolt that secures the steering wheel to the steering shaft may loosen, allowing the steering wheel to detach while driving. This would lead to loss of vehicle control and could cause 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 April, 2018. 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 18S08.

Suspension & Steering, March 12, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 12, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
PE17007
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,301,986
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V167000
Component
STEERING
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014-2018 Lincoln MKZ and Ford Fusion vehicles. The steering wheel retaining bolt may loosen allowing the steering wheel to detach while driving.
Consequence
A steering wheel detachment can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel bolt with a longer bolt, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 30, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S08.
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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