Ford F-150 Recalled Over Power Steering Glitch

If you thought that GM is the only American carmaker suffering greatly due to its 20 million vehicles recalled this year, think again. Some Chrysler models experience problems with the Pentastar V6, while a handful of Blue Oval vehicles are investigated over various non-compliance and safety issues as well.
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Not even the most popular Ford model in the United States can escape the vicissitudes of the ever popular recall mania that has hit North America the past months. This time, the best-selling 2014 Ford F-150 pickup needs to drop by dealership service departments ASAP.

Specifically, a handful of trucks assembled between May 26th and June 19th. According to the manufacturer, some 5,675 trucks may be prone to a power steering defect. In fact, the issue is sort of severe considering that Ford informed 260 owners to park their trucks until the glitch will be fixed by dealers. Worryingly, this is an expansion of a previous 372-vehicle recall announced by the Blue Oval earlier in June.

The automaker informs that the electronic power assisted steering gears are suspected to have a motor position magnet which has been erroneously installed "by a supplier", without mentioning the name of that certain supplier. It sounds pretty similar to how General Motors put the blame on a Chinese supplier for a 3.4 million batch of sub-standard ignition switches.

Aside from the 260 trucks delivered, the rest of the 2014 Ford F-150 pickups affected are said to be either in dealership inventory or on their way to the dealers. At the present moment, Ford isn't aware of any injured or crashes connected to the previously mentioned power steering glitch.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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