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Ford recalls 370,000 sedans

Lincoln, Mercury and Crown Vics called back

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Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 370,000 cars due to potential corrosion to their steering shaft that may result in loss of steering.

The cars include model year 2005 to 2011 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car sedans in the United States and Canada.

Corrosion of the lower intermediate steering shaft of vehicles in “high corrosion states and provinces” may result in the loss of steering, the company said in a statement.

The 355,000 vehicles in the U.S. recall are in about 23 states, typically those where road salt is used in winter.

The remaining 15,000 cars are in Canada.

Ford said that dealers will inspect and replace the lower intermediate steering shaft and, if necessary, resecure a lower steering column bearing and replace the upper intermediate steering shaft.

There have been no accidents or injuries reported in connection with the steering shaft issue.

  • Ford recalls 370,000 sedans On 10-may-10, at 3:47 pm, young, richard wrote: 2008 mercury grand marquis richard young wheels, assistant editor 416-869-4255 email: ryoung@thestar.ca autodate calendar listings and photos send to wheels@thestar.ca

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