Ford Recalls 100,000 Cars for Axle, Other Safety Issues

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Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post via Getty ImagesThe 2013 Lincoln MKS sedan is among the vehicles recalled Tuesday by Ford.
By Bernie Woodall

DETROIT -- Ford Motor (F) said Tuesday it is recalling 100,610 vehicles in North America in six separate actions.

About 92,000 of the vehicles have a potential problem with front axles that run to right wheels and may have not been properly installed during assembly. That may cause the axle to move outward over time and eventually become disengaged.

There have been no injuries, crashes or deaths related to this issue or any of the six issues in the half dozen recalls, a Ford spokeswoman said.

The front right axle issue is a potential hazard in 2013-2014 Ford Taurus, Flex, and Interceptor models, as well as Lincoln MKS and MKT models, and 2012-2014 Ford Edge and 2014 Lincoln MKX models.

About 83,000 of the recalled vehicles are in the United States and federalized territories, along with about 8,200 in Canada and 600 in Mexico, Ford said.

The next-largest recall among the six announced Tuesday covers about 5,264 model year 2011-2014 Ford F59 Commercial Stripped Chassis vehicles in which the electrical system may short-circuit and possibly lead to a fire. No fires have been reported, Ford said.

Also recalled were about 2,100 model year 2014 Ford Escape crossover vehicles that may have panorama roof glass that was not glued properly during assembly.

The other recalls involved 368 Transit Connect vehicles from the 2014 model year in Puerto Rico for a fluid reservoir cap issue, about 200 Ford Fiesta sedans from the 2014 model year that may have leaking fuel tanks and about 600 Ford F52 Motorhome Stripped Chassis and F59 Commercial Stripped Chassis vehicles that have a potential issue with the brakes.


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