Defective Aftermarket Steering Shafts Recalled by Manufacturer

Defective Aftermarket Steering Shafts Recalled by Manufacturer
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October 16, 2015

An auto parts manufacturer is issuing a recall due to a steering defect.

Dorman Products, Inc. is recalling certain model Dorman Steering Shafts, part number 425-359, Solutions Steering Shafts, part number 7-0359, and OE Solutions Steering Shafts, part number 425-359. These steering shafts may separate during operation if the integral fastener is loose or missing and if the interfacing vehicle shaft is compressed in length.

If the shafts separate during vehicle operation, a loss of steering control would result, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

These aftermarket replacement steering shafts are sold for use in 1995-2002 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, and Lincoln Town Car vehicles.

Dorman is recalling about 1,800 steering shafts that are potentially affected by this defect.

The company will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering shaft, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 19, 2015.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact Dorman customer service at (800) 523-2492, option 5.