Approximately 90,600 model-year 2013-16 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans, model-year 2015-16 Ford Edge SUVs and model-year 2016 Lincoln MKX SUVs are being recalled due to issues with the steering gear motor. Bolts that secure the power steering gear motor may corrode because they did not receive the proper application of a wax coating to prevent their exposure to road salt. This may lead to the steering gear motor becoming loose or detaching from the gear housing and the vehicle losing power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash.
Lincoln automaker Ford did not immediately announce an owner notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-392-3673 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the steering gear motor attachment bolts and apply wax sealer. If one or more of the steering gear motor attachment bolts are broken or missing, dealers will install a new steering gear in the vehicle.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.