2011 Ford TAURUS Steering Electric Power Assist System Recall

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2011 Ford TAURUS Steering Electric Power Assist System Recall

 NHTSA Recall #115632
NHTSA Compaign #15V340000
MFG Compaign #15S18
 ManufacturerFord Motor Company
 SupplierFORD
 BrandFORD
 ModelTAURUS
 Model Year2011
 ComponentSTEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
 Date of notification21/07/15
 Begin date of manufacuring07/09/10
 End date of manufacturing28/02/12
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received02/06/15
 Report created02/06/15
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units393623
 Defect summaryFord motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 ford fusion vehicles without a 3. 5l engine and lincoln mkz hybrid electric vehicles, 2011 mercury milan vehicles, 2011-2012 ford taurus, ford flex, lincoln mks, and lincoln mkt vehicles equipped with a 3. 5l gtdi engine and 2013 ford taurus, ford flex, lincoln mks, and lincoln mkt vehicles equipped with any available engine. The affected vehicles have electric power steering assist systems that may shut down as a result of a steering motor sensor fault.
 Consequence summaryIf the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
 Corrective actionFord will notify owners, and dealers will check the power steering control module (pscm) for diagnostic trouble codes (dtc). If dealers find any loss of steering assist dtcs, the steering gear will be replaced, free of charge. If, no codes are found during the pscm inspection, the pscm software will be updated, free of charge. The recall began on july 21, 2015. Owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15s18.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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