The affected Everests were built between March 16 and April 6, 2018; the affected Rangers were built between March 18 and April 11, 2018.
For a full VIN list of affected vehicles, click here:
The recall, issued by the ACCC, is due to a faulty intermediate steering shaft weld, which may not meet required specifications in certain vehicles. According to the recall report this “may cause the steering column to detach from the steering gear”.
The obvious concern is that a driver may experience a loss in steering control, which would increase the risk of an accident or injury.
Owners will be contacted by Ford, advising them to contact their local Ford dealership for inspection. “Dealers will inspect the intermediate steering shaft weld and replace the shaft if the weld fails the inspection,” the report reads.
For more info, contact a Ford dealer or call Ford’s Customer Relationship Centre on 1800 503 672.