Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) is recalling around 1.4 million vehicles due to steering issues. This recall affects 915,000 Ford Escapes and Mercury Mariners with the model years 2008 through 2011. It also affects around 196,000 Ford Explorers from 2011 through 2013. The vehicles reportedly have faulty sensors and electrical connections that could cause the vehicles to lose power steering. The fix will involve replacing a part or a software upgrade.
Ford is going to recall 196,600 Taurus sedans from model years 2010 through 2014. These vehicles could be affected by corrosion due to road salt that could cause the license plate lamp to short circuit and could cause a fire. A part has to be replaced in this case. This recall applies to vehicles across 20 states and in Washington D.C. where road salt is used during winter storms.
Another recall that Ford has put together involves improperly installed floor mats that could come in contact with the accelerator pedal. This recall involves around 82,500 mats built into 2006 to 2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan, Lincoln Zephyr and MKZ vehicles.
Many automakers have been paranoid about vehicle performance ever since General Motors announced a safety issue that was not publicly disclosed for 10 years. The ignition switch issue was connected to at least 13 deaths. GM recalled almost 16 million vehicles this year as a result.