Ford To Recall 1.4 Million Cars



Ford announced it was recalling 1.4 million Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZs.

The recall comes after officials discovered the cars have potentially loose steering wheel bolts that could result in the steering wheel detaching from the steering column.

Cars that apply for the recall will have longer bolts and more aggressive threads with nylon patches to stop any loosening.

The latest recall affects 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S., about 62,000 in Canada and about 14,000 in Mexico.

The company recently recalled several million vehicles with a door latch issue — doors that could fly open when cars made a turn.

The problem affects model years 2014 through 2018 and vehicles built at two different factories: Flat Rock and Hermosillo.

The automaker said it had identified at least two accidents potentially connected to the defect, as well as one injury.