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Ford Issues Two Safety Recalls in North America, Almost 450,000 Cars Are Affected

2015 Ford Mustang 1 photo
Forget about the year of the recall, we're living the age of the recall. Ford is continuing the frustrating row of what the automotive world knows as recalls with two campaigns that target around 450,000 cars.

The first safety recalls concerns 422,814 vehicles including certain 2011-2013 Ford Taurus and Flex vehicles, Lincoln MKS and MKT vehicles, 2011-2012 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles, and some 2011 Mercury Milan vehicles in North America.

According to Ford officials, the defects stands in a "potential intermittent electrical connection in the steering gear that might result in the loss of electric power steering assist while driving". If this occurs, the steering system will switch by default to manual steering, which makes the difficult to steer, especially at low speeds.

Unfortunately, four minor accidents were recorded so far, but Ford says they didn't lead to injuries.

A second recall is targeting 19,486 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost models and was initiated because of elevated underbody temperatures. The fuel tank and fuel vapor lines can degrade if they stay for too long in a high-temperature environment, and a fuel leak could take place.

As if that wasn't enough, the parking brake cable seals can also suffer from degradation, potentially affecting parking brake functions.

Luckily, no incidents were reported, and Ford is not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires resulting from this condition. Affected vehicles include certain 2015 Ford Mustang vehicles built between February 14, 2014 and February 10, 2015 at Ford's Flat Rock Assembly Plant.

As it is customary in such circumstances, dealers will handle any replacements and fixes needed free of charge. We expect owners to be notified soon, although Ford didn't mention when the campaign will kick off. For more info, feel free to check the press release below.

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