Ford recalls 1.3 million cars in North America
U.S. automaker Ford announced on Wednesday to recall some 1.3 million midsize cars for loose steering wheel that might detach from steering column, Xinhua reported.
The safety recall involves 2014-18 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles sold in the United States and federalized territories, Canada and Mexico.
"In affected vehicles, the steering wheel bolt may not maintain torque, allowing the bolt to loosen over time, and if not serviced, a steering wheel could potentially detach and lead to a loss of steering control and increased risk of a crash," said Ford Motor Co. in a statement.
Ford added that they were aware of "two accidents with one injury allegedly related to this condition."
Ford announced that its dealers will replace the steering wheel bolt on the vehicle with a longer one, with more robust thread engagement and larger nylon patch placed properly for proper torque retention, at no cost to customers.