Ford recalls 370,000 vehicles due to steering risk

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Ford Motor Co. announced Friday it was recalling about 370,000 vehicles in North America due to possible corrosion of the steering shaft that could result in a loss of steering.

The recall includes the 2005-2011 model years of the Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car vehicles. High-corrosion US states and Canadian provinces are included in the recall, Ford said in a statement.

The vehicles are affected by de-icing chemicals used on roads during winter months.

According to Ford, 355,000 of the recalled cars are located in the US and 15,000 in Canada.

Ford said it would replace the lower intermediate steering shaft and, if necessary, replace the upper intermediate steering shaft.

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