There is a new recall: 15S14 Steering Gear Motor Bolt Corrosion
This appears to affect all 2013-2015 Fusions & MKZs built at Hermosillo. The date range shows: 2013 Job 1 through March 20,2015 for MKZs and March, 19, 2015 for Fusions.
Owner notification will happen in June. Currently dealers are instructed to repair any unsold vehicles following instructions provided by Ford. At this time there are no parts or instructions available to repair vehicles that have been sold. Those instructions will be provided the week of June 15, 2015. The instructions currently provided to dealers just call for rust-proofing the bolts already installed on the cars on their lots. It's possible that instructions for vehicles already on the road will include part replacement.
This recall applies to the affected vehicles originally sold in, or currently registered in the following
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island
- New Jersey
- New York
- West Virginia
Affected vehicles are identified in OASIS.
Sorry the state list is in a goofy order. Ford had the data in a table that went down then across alphabetically which didn't copy well to the forum.
REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL
In some of the affected vehicles, when operated in high-corrosion environments associated with road
salt use, one or more of the three steering gear motor attachment bolts may fracture due to corrosion
cracking. If this occurs, it may result in a loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash.
The mechanical linkage between the steering wheel and the road is maintained at all times. The
steering system will default to manual steering mode, allowing the vehicle to be steered in a safe and
A separate topic will be started to discuss the recall and its implications as well as repair experiences.
Edited by hybridbear, 29 April 2015 - 09:25 AM.