Automakers in the U.S. are quickly closing in on the record for recalls of 30.4 million vehicles in 2004 with the latest round of actions announced by Ford today for 1.4 million vehicles.
The Dearborn, Michigan-based maker is recalling 1.1 million Ford Escapes, Mercury Mariners and Ford Explorers for power steering issues. The recalls are coming as U.S. and Canadian safety regulators step up the pressure on companies in light of General Motors’ current issues as well as other substantive problems by automakers in the recent past.
Ford recalled 915,000 2008-2011 Escapes and Mariners in North America under pressure from Canadian officials. (more…)