Power steering issues force Ford recall
Over one million Ford vehicles have been recalled due to problems that could affect power steering assistance. The majority of this models that have been recalled by the American brand consist of SUV vehicles and more Taurus models on top. In total a figure around the 1.4 million area are to be recalled. The SUV vehicles could eventually have faults with their power steering whereas the Taurus models can be affected by corrosion it has been stated. The vehicles associated with the loss of power steering are those currently in North America. 1.1 million SUV models are to be recalled where as 200,000 Taurus models will be recalled back the Ford plant.
There have been a lot of vehicle recalls just over the course of the last six months from multiple manufactures. Ford have recently issued a recall for faulty airbags alongside Japanese brand Nissan. Toyota have also had the same problem which resulted in a seat covering being burnt in a customers car.
Which Ford models will be affected by this recall?
The American company have officially confirmed that the models regarding this recall will include:
195,527 Ford Explorer models from 2011-2013
915,216 Ford Escape and Ford Mariner 2008-2011
These models will all be recalled for the loss of power steering issues.
Another issue for recall also is issues with the floor mats in some vehicles.
The Ford Fusion,Mercury Milan,Lincoln,Zephyr and MKZ variants which a total of 82,579 units will be recalled from the years 2006-2011
Corrosion problems also have a part to play with the Taurus models:
These models are all from the years 2010-2014 and will recall a total of 196,639 models.
Future recall worries for big manufacturers
So with this vast amount of recalls happening for the American brand Ford,and Honda and Nissan being affected by other problems also, what does this mean for the future of the car industry and other manufacturers, should this considerable amount of recalls be taken into account and should it be a concern for the future of our car industry?