Ford has issued a recall of approximately 1.38 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans in North America. The recall stems from the possibility of steering wheel bolts coming loose and detaching from the steering column. This may cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash.

The recall involves Fusion and MKZ models manufactured from 2014 to 2018 and includes 1,301,986 cars in the United States, 62,479 in Canada and 14,172 in Mexico. Specifically, the recall includes the following models:

  • 2014-2017 Fusion sedans built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant from August 6, 2013, to February 29, 2016
  • 2014-2018 Fusion and MKZ sedans built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant from July 25, 2013 to March 5, 2018

According to the company, the recall is a result of reports of two accidents, including one injury.

If you have received a notice from Ford, or are an owner of one of the models listed above, visit a Ford dealer to have the issue corrected. Dealers will replace the steering wheel bolts and place large nylon patches properly for proper torque retention. The fix will come at no cost to consumers.

Ford’s reference number for this recall is 18S08.

If you believe your vehicle has an open recall, you may check NHTSA’s website. When directed, plug in your vehicle’s 17-digit vehicle identification number into the NHTSA website. If your number does not appear, your vehicle does not have any open recalls.

If you or a family member has been involved in a serious Texas car accident and you suspect an auto defect or simply do not know the cause, please contact us today at The Callahan Law Firm in Houston, TX.