In their second big announcement in less than a week, Ford is recalling more than a half million cars and trucks for four unrelated issues.
The largest recall, which affects 520,000 vehicles, is the result of possible corrosion on the steering gear motor bolts. If these fail, the car loses power steering, which could result in a crash. The recall affects 2013-2015 Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZs and 2015 Ford Edge SUVs.
The second largest recall is for 50,000 2014 Ford Focus, Edge, Escape and Transit Connect vehicles and 2014-2015 Fiestas. These vehicles are being recalled because of nickel plating on the fuel pump, which could cause the pump to seize and potentially cause the engine to stall while driving.
Ford is also recalling 22,600 2015 Lincoln MKZs for parking lamps that are too bright for regulations.
The smallest recall involves 100 2015 Ford F-150s. The underbody heat shields may be missing or improperly fitted, which could increase the risk of a fire.
Only one incident is suspected to be caused by these recalls. One accident may have been caused by the faulty fuel pump.
Along with the 320,000 vehicles recalled on April 24, Ford has recalled 912,700 vehicles in North America in less than a week.
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