Recall Alert: 2005-2011 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury Sedans

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Ford is recalling 370,000 model-year 2005-2011 versions of the Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car sedans due to a steering problem, the Detroit News is reporting.

In the affected vehicles, the lower intermediate steering shaft could corrode, resulting in a possible loss of steering. Ford said it's not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the recall, the paper reported.

States where corrosion is more likely to occur include Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

Dealers will inspect and replace the affected parts for free. Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332.

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By Jennifer Geiger | August 30, 2013 | Comments (5)

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Peppy

I wonder what they changed in 05' over what the 2003-2004 models have since in 03' is when they changed the steering to rack n' pinion.

Being a mechanic working on a public safety fleet, I'm familiar with this problem. I have changed countless intermediate steering shafts. Now that the production run of the CVPI is over, they come out with this recall! @Peppy, they changed the steering column in '05. It was much shorter than a '03, so the intermediate shaft was different. They are not interchangeable.

Paul Gassler

Job security continues for this Ford partsman.

@ Paul Gassler. Like we say in the shop. If a Ford doesn't start and the battery is good, it needs a starter. If a Chevy doesn't start and the battery is good, good luck!

Clyde Lacey

Hard to understand person on telephone number.
Best I can understand is "call back next week".
Thought this recall was ready????

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