Just try and imagine driving around town taking care of errands and the steering wheel in your car pops off the steering column!  Ford Motor company just announced a safety recall on 1.4 million vehicles.

The recall is for select 2014-2018 Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZs where the steering wheel could detach because of loose bolts. According to the Ford Motor Company website:

In affected vehicles, the steering wheel bolt may not maintain torque, allowing the bolt to loosen over time, and if not serviced, a steering wheel could potentially detach and lead to a loss of steering control and increased risk of a crash.

The affected vehicles include:

  • 2014-17 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Aug. 6, 2013 to Feb. 29, 2016
  • 2014-18 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, July 25, 2013 to March 5, 2018
  • 2014-18 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, July 25, 2013 to March 5, 2018

If your vehicle is in the recall, Ford Dealers will replace the steering wheel bolt at no cost.