Ford Motor Co. announced five recalls on Tuesday covering 202,241 vehicles for problems including fuel filters that could detach and cause engines to stall, and a separate issue involving the possible loss of steering due to improper repairs from a previous recall. The Dearborn, Michigan, maker of Lincoln luxury cars said it is aware of one accident that resulted in no injury due to the steering problem.
More than half of the affected vehicles are the 2014 model-year Ford Flex crossover and F-150 pickup truck, which may have passenger-side air bags that don’t deploy in “certain frontal collisions,” the company said. Ford has issued 35 recalls this year.
Here are Ford’s recalls announced Tuesday, which affect mostly cars in the United States with a small number of them in Canada:
The U.S. auto industry has recalled more than 50 million cars this year, a historic record; General Motors leads with 26.6 million recalled vehicles in the first 10 months of the year.
The two most common problems in the industry right now are an issue with ignition keys that can slip out of the “run” position and faulty air bags manufactured by Japan’s Takata Corp. that can overinflate and burst, spewing metal fragments into the cabin.