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Recall Alert: 2013-2015 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ and 2015 Ford Edge

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 487,000 model-year 2013-15 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans as well as model-year 2015 Ford Edge SUVs. Only the following vehicles are affected: Fusion sedans built Feb. 3 to March 19, 2015, at the Hermosillo Assembly Plant; Fusion sedans built Feb. 3 to March 13, 2015, at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant; Lincoln MKZ sedans built Feb. 3 to March 20, 2015, at the Hermosillo Assembly Plant; and Ford Edge SUVs built Feb. 26 to Feb. 28, 2015, at the Oakville Assembly Plant. Only vehicles either originally sold in, or currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, 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 are part of the recall.

The Problem: Corrosion could cause steering gear motor attachment bolts to fracture. If this happens, the steering system may default to manual-steering mode, making the vehicle more difficult to steer and increasing the risk of an accident. Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the steering gear motor attachment bolts, seal them and replace damaged steering gears for free.

What Owners Should Do: Ford has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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