Ford to recall over 1 million vehicles

Posted on 30 May 2014 by The Manufacturer

Car giant Ford has recalled over a million cars following safety due to safety concerns over fault steering.

In a statement, the US automotive company confirmed 1.1 m of its sport utility vehicles (SUVs) sold in North America are to be recalled because they could suffer a loss of power steering.

This includes approximately 915,216 Ford Escape and Mercury Marine SUV’s issued between 2008-2011, with 195,527 Ford Explorer SUVs from 2011-2013 also included.

An additional 200,000 Taurus sedans built between 2010 and 2014 could be prone to a corrosion issue, while 82,576 of the vehicles having floor mats that may interfere with the operation of accelerator pedals.

The run of recall incidents puts carmakers on course to break the record for most recalls in a calendar year.

The Ford recall also comes after a similar safety scandal at fellow Detroit automotive manufacturer General Motors (GM), with the company being linked to 13 deaths.

GM is accused of failing to report safety defects in some of its cars that could cause the engine to suddenly switch off, which has led to companies and regulars step up efforts to recall vehicles.