Safety Recall 19S26 – Steering Gear Motor Bolt Corrosion – 2013-2016 Ford & Lincoln

August 29, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V632000

Steering Gear Motor May Detach

If the bolts corrode, the steering gear motor may detach from the gear housing resulting in a loss of power steering assist, requiring a greater steering effort, especially at lower speeds, and increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V632

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 90,644

 

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2013-2016 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, 2015-2016 Ford Edge, and 2016 Lincoln MKX vehicles originally sold, or currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Road salt or other contaminants may corrode the electric power steering gear motor attachment bolts.

 

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear motor bolts and apply a wax sealer. If any of the steering gear motor attachment bolts are broken or missing, a new steering gear will be installed in the vehicle. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 7, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 19S26.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

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AFFECTED VEHICLES

Vehicle Model Year Assembly Plant Build Dates
Fusion 2014-2016 Flat Rock August 21, 2013 through June 14, 2015
2013-2016 Hermosillo August 14, 2012 through June 28, 2015
MKZ 2013-2016 October 10, 2012 through June 28, 2015
Edge 2015-2016 Oakville June 25, 2014 through June 26, 2015
MKX 2016 November 11, 2014 through June 26, 2015

This recall applies to the affected vehicles originally sold in, or currently registered in the following states:

Connecticut Iowa Minnesota Ohio Wisconsin
Delaware Maine Missouri Pennsylvania
District of Columbia Maryland New Hampshire Rhode Island
Illinois Massachusetts New Jersey Vermont
Indiana Michigan New York West Virginia

Affected vehicles are identified in OASIS and FSA VIN Lists.

 

REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL

In some of the affected vehicles, when operated in high-corrosion environments associated with road salt use, one or more of the three steering gear motor bolts may fracture due to corrosion.  If this occurs, it may result in a loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash. The mechanical linkage between the steering wheel and the road is maintained at all times. The steering system will default to manual steering mode, allowing the vehicle to be steered in a safe and controlled manner.

 

SERVICE ACTION

This publication will be updated by the end of September 2019 when it is anticipated that information regarding parts availability and service procedures will be available.

IMPORTANT:  Dealers should open a Repair Order (RO) only when a full dealer bulletin is published.  Opening an RO against an Awareness or Advance Notice will result in warranty rejections against a recall.

 

CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION

Owners of record will be notified via first-class mail after repair instructions and parts ordering information have been provided to dealers.


11 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
FORD EDGE 2015-2016
FORD FUSION 2013-2016
LINCOLN MKX 2016
LINCOLN MKZ 2013-2016

4 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V632-9943.pdf 245.079KB

Download (PDF, 239KB)


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Advance Notice – Safety Recall 19S26

RCMN-19V632-2553.pdf 159.01KB

Download (PDF, 155KB)


Miscellaneous Document – Ford Media Center Aug 30, 2019 – FORD MOTOR COMPANY ISSUES FOUR SAFETY RECALLS IN NORTH AMERICA

RMISC-19V632-2133.pdf 524.508KB

Download (PDF, 512KB)


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V632-3962.PDF 218.089KB

Download (PDF, 213KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V632&docType=RCL


 

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