Ford recalls 100,000 cars in North America

Ford recalls 100,000 cars in North America

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After General Motors debacle, Ford now recalls over 100,000 cars.

Auto giant Ford has recalled more than 100,000 cars of various models in the US on July 8, 2014. The company has announced this latest recall citing safety reasons over problematic  hand halfshafts.

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The models which come under this recall’s purview are –

  • 2013-2014 – Taurus 
  • 2014 – Lincoln MKX 
  • 2013-2014 – Flex 
  • 2013-2014 – Lincoln MKT, Lincoln MKS 
  • 2013-2014 – Interceptor 
  • 2012-2014 – Edge

The company said that the halfshafts could not be properly placed in the appropriate position during the manufacturing process. This could inhibit the ability of the car to drive.

Ford has assured that the problem has not caused any accidents or injuries so far, but needs to be fixed immediately. The auto giant also said that some of the 2014 Fiestas are also being recalled for a potential problem in the fuel tank which could lead to leakage.

Even some of the 2014 Escapes are being recalled for repairs to the panorama roof glass. Ford will also be recalling F59 commercial trucks from 2011-2014 for a potential electric problem.

This year, the incidents of safety related recalls by automakers have increased greatly, General Motors was recently under fire for ignoring ignition problems in its vehicles. There were reportedly a dozen accidents and about 13 deaths owing to the faulty ignition switch. General Motors is currently under federal investigation for the same.

Photo Credits: NBC