Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car, may have come to the end of their line more than a year ago, but there are still millions of them roaming American roads as taxis, black cars, and grandpa’s big, comfy sedan of choice. Despite being out-of-production for more than a year, Ford is issuing a recall applying to approximately 370,000 of the full-sized trio for a corrosion-prone steering shaft, according to a report from The Detroit News.
The issue applies to the lower intermediate steering shaft on
2005-2011 Town Car, Grand Marquis and Crown Victoria models, and
specifically those models sold in cold-weather areas that get large
amounts of snowfall, and road salt.
Vehicles originally sold in Michigan, Connecticut, Delaware,
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,
Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and West
Virginia, plus the District of Columbia are affected.
Ford states that customers that routinely operate their vehicles in
those regions, or have concerns about their steering safety, should
contact their dealerships regarding the recall, and have their vehicles
inspected or repaired. Ford says it is not aware of any accidents or
injuries related to the steering shaft issues.
Thanks to: Motor Trend