By Jennifer Geiger on May 28, 2014
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 196,000 model-year 2010-14 Ford Taurus sedans registered in states where road salt is used
The Problem: The Detroit News is reporting that salt could get into the license plate lamp, causing it to rust. This could lead to a fire; Ford is aware of 18 fires and one minor injury related to this issue.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the license plate lamp assembly for free.
What Owners Should Do: Ford will notify owners but has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Ford at 800-392-3673 for more information.
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Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer