Ford Motor Company has recently announced a recall for the 2013 Lincoln MKT and the Town Car vehicles because of a problem with the wheel, which might be separated.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 128 units of the Lincoln MKT and Town Car vehicles will be affected by this recall because of the risk of wheel separation. The NHTSA is saying that a raised bolt might lead to torque loss in the wheel joint and the wheel might be separated, leading to a possible crash or injury.
“These vehicles may have been transported with rear brake rotor bolts that are not fully seated allowing the head to protrude above the wheel mounting surface. The raised bolt head could lead to torque loss in the wheel joint, potentially leading to wheel separation, increasing the risk of a crash”, as the NHTSA is saying in its recalls summary of the problem.
The North American based automaker Ford has told safety regulators that all affected vehicles have been separated from the lots and owners of the two models mentioned above will be notified soon so they will be able to take their rides back to the dealers which will repair them free of charge. Owners can contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.