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Major Recall of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury Vehicles

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Transport Canada has issued a recall of 18,368 2005 to 2011 Ford Crown Victoria, Lincoln Town Cars and Mercury Grand Marquis’, as the steering column lower intermediate shaft can become severely corroded.

As a result, the upper intermediate shaft could collapse on certain vehicles, allowing the steering column lower bearing to separate, causing a loss of steering capability. A loss of steering control could result in a crash causing property damage and/or personal injury.

Dealers will replace the steering lower intermediate shaft. The upper intermediate shaft and steering column lower bearing will be inspected and, if necessary, repaired or replaced. If the steering column lower bearing has separated, a retainer clip will be installed.

Source: Transport Canada