Ford Recalls 370,000 Panther Sedans

Ford Recalls 370,000 Panther Sedans

Ford is recalling about 370,000 of its Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car full-size sedans.

Affected models range from the 2005 to 2011 model years and include 355,000 sold in the U.S. and 15,000 in Canada. Ford is recalling them because the lower intermediate steering shaft could corrode and cause a loss of steering.

While Ford says it isn’t aware of any injuries as a result of the defect, it will inspect recalled vehicles and replace the affected shaft. If necessary, the automaker will also secure a lower steering column bearing and replace the upper intermediate steering shaft.

The repairs will be carried out at no cost to the owners. The company specified states where corrosion is more likely to cause the problem, but told the Detroit News that anyone with concerns about their steering may have their vehicle inspected.

[Source: the Detroit News]

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