Ford Motor Company has issued a safety recall for several F-150 vehicles because of a possible loss of steering control.
According to the North American based automaker, the 2015 model year Ford F-150 vehicles are being affected by this issue. The particular vehicles come in a number of 12,300 units and they have been put together at the Kansas City Assembly Plant between March 19, 2015, to March 21, 2015, and certain 2015 F-150 assembled between March 21, 2015, and March 30, 2015 at Dearborn Truck Plant.
“Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for approximately 12,300 2015-model Ford F-150 vehicles in North America for an upper I-shaft that might have been riveted improperly, potentially causing it to separate. If that happens, it could result in the loss of steering control without warning, increasing the risk of a crash”, says the car manufacturer in its official press release.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition but a report of loss of steering is believed to be related to this issue. There are apparently 12,328 units affected in North America, with 8,963 in the United States and federalized territories, 3,348 in Canada and 17 in Mexico. There are also 6,722 unsold vehicles which means that customers currently own 5,606 units. The company’s dealers will be inspecting the upper I-shaft assembly and replace it, if necessary, free of charge. For more details on the topic, owners should contact their local Ford representative.