Over the last several months, Ford has recalled 920,000 vehicles due to steering issues. The recalls have so far involved Escapes, Explorers, and Mercury Mariners ranging from 2008 to 2013 model years, with the latest vehicle to join the associated recall is the 2014 F-150 pickup truck.
The problem: 2014 F-150s equipped with Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS) have an incorrectly-installed EPAS gear motor position sensor magnet, which could lead to impaired steering, including loss of steering control, which could in turn lead to a crash.
The fix:: dealers will replace the steering gear assembly on affected vehicles. Vehicles eligible for this recall include title branded and salvage vehicles, with any damage related to this condition being eligible for repair under the recall as well.
To determine if a particular vehicle is involved in this action, owners are advised to call local dealers with the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the vehicle in question.
Contacts:: more information or answers to questions are available by calling Ford Customer Service at 800-392-3673, or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 888-327-4236. In addition, you can conduct your own recall database search through Ford here.