Ford expands steering recall

Updated Jul 2, 2014

2014 F-150 KC assembly plantPossible Loss of Steering Control Prompts Recall of 4,600 2014 F-150s

Ford Motor Co. Tuesday said it is expanding a recall of 2014 F-150 trucks over an electronic power-assist steering gear problem to nearly 5,700 trucks.

Previously, the recall applied to fewer than 400 trucks.

Ford urged truck owners not to drive the trucks until they are repaired.

The recall now covers 5,675 2014 Ford F-150 trucks globally, including more than 4,600 in the U.S.

According to the recall notice, affected steering gears may have a motor-position sensor magnet that was installed incorrectly by a supplier. 

According to Ford, the defect  could “lead to impaired steering, including the loss of steering control, which could increase the risk of a crash.” 

The good news is that very few of the potentially affected units are actually on the roads.

Ford believes that only 260 of the trucks have found their way to customers. The remainder are in the the dealership network.