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Ford Recalls 1.1M Vehicles for Steering Problems

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(AP) — Ford is recalling 1.1 million SUVs to fix problems that could result in the loss of power steering while driving.

The company issued two recalls, one affecting 915,000 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner small SUVs and one affecting 196,000 Ford Explorer SUVs. The problems are slightly different, but both could result in a loss of electric power steering while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Escape and Mariner recall involves a torque sensor within the steering column. Ford recommends one of three fixes: replacing the sensor, updating software or replacing the steering column. The recall affects model year 2008 through 2011 vehicles built between August 18, 2006 and September 11, 2010 in Kansas City.

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  • Kris

    How do we find out where the vehicle was built ??

    • Tim

      There are free tools online which let you use your VIN to find out where your vehicle was built – search the web for them and how to find your VIN if you need help with it

  • Harper

    Call your local Ford dealer and they will be able to tell you right away if your vehicle is affected.

  • Niknak

    Wish they would do a recall for the leaking transmission fluid from the left side of my car!!!!!!!!