Ford Recalls 1.4M Vehicles; Keeps the Spotlight Off GM

A series of four recalls affecting over a million car owners in N. America.

Ford has announced a series of recall campaigns, covering 1.4 million vehicles manufactured between 2006 and 2013. The biggest group covers the Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner and Ford-built Mazda Tribute CUV, all built between 2008 and 2011. 915,216 vehicles are affected, 736,000 of which are in the US, with the bulk of the rest in Canada and Mexico. The fault here lies with the torque sensor in the steering column that could cause sudden power steering failure.

A similar problem exists in the most recent generation of the Ford Explorer, with 195,527 cars built between 2011 and 2013 set to be recalled. Owners of affected vehicles will be informed by July 25. Other cars affected include 200,000 Taurus sedans (2010-2014 MY) due to a corrosion issue in the license plate lamp, and 82,576 Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ/Zephyr sedans are being recalled as floormats are apparently interfering with the gas pedal.

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