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Recall 19V632000

Electric Power Steering Motor Attaching Bolts Corrode Causing Motor To Detach And Loss Of Steeri

Recall Details

The electric power steering motor fastening bolts may corrode when exposed to salt and other environmental contaminants. Corroded bolts may fracture, resulting in the motor separating from the gear. Dealers will replace the steering gear motor bolts and apply a wax sealer, replacing any steering gears that have missing or broken attempt bolts free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The fastening attachment bolts of the electric power steering motor may corrode when exposed to road salt and other environmental contaminants. This can cause the motor to separate from the gear housing, resulting in the loss of power steering assist. Steering that requires greater effort increases risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles beginning in October, 2019. 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 designation is 19S26.

Suspension & Steering, August 29, 2019

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 29, 2019
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
90,644
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
19V632000
Component
STEERING
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2013-2016 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, 2015-2016 Ford Edge, and 2016 Lincoln MKX vehicles originally sold, or currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Road salt or other contaminants may corrode the electric power steering gear motor attachment bolts.
Consequence
If the bolts corrode, the steering gear motor may detach from the gear housing resulting in a loss of power steering assist, requiring a greater steering effort, especially at lower speeds, and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear motor bolts and apply a wax sealer. If any of the steering gear motor attachment bolts are broken or missing, a new steering gear will be installed in the vehicle. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 7, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S26.
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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