|NHTSA Recall #
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|Ford Motor Company
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|Begin date of manufacuring
|End date of manufacturing
|Type of recall
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|FMV safety standard number
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|Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2017 explorer, taurus and police interceptor utility and sedan vehicles. The steering gear heat shield fasteners may corrode, allowing the heat shield to detach.
|If the heat shield detaches, the steering gear may overheat, increasing the steering effort required by the driver, especially at lower speeds, and increasing the risk of a crash.
|Ford will notify owners, and dealers to inspect and replace the heat shield fasteners as needed, free of charge. The recall began on september 13, 2017. Owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17s23.
|Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).