Ford Recalls 394,000 Vehicles for Faulty Power Steering System
About 394,000 Ford vehicles are part of a recall caused by a defective power steering system.
A fault in the steering motor sensor could cause the power steering assist system to shut down. Without power steering, more force will be needed to turn the wheel, especially at lower speeds.
The recall includes certain model year:
- 2011-2012 Ford Fusion vehicles without a 3.5L engine, Lincoln MKZ hybrid electric
- 2011 Mercury Milan
- 2011-2012 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with a 3.5L GTDI engine
- 2013 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT
Ford will notify owners affected by the recall.
Dealers will check the Power Steering Control Module (PSCM) for Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC). If dealers find any loss of steering assist DTCs, the steering gear will be replaced, free of charge. If no codes are found during the PSCM inspection, the PSCM software will be updated, free of charge.
For more information, owners can contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332.