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Ford recalls about 1.4 M US vehicles

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Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Ford | posted May 30, 2014 11:59

Due to faulty software

Ford USA has announced it is recalling nearly 1.4 million vehicles in four separate recall campaigns.

The American automaker said the recall affects around 915,200 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner SUVs built between 2008 and 2011 due to a software failure that could result in the loss of power steering while driving.

Ford is also recalling 195,500 Explorer SUVs because of a potential electrical fault that could also disable its power steering. Affected vehicles are the one built between May 17, 2010 and Febuary 28, 2012.

2013 Ford Taurus

Adding to the series of recalls are 196,600 Taurus sedans and 82,500 vehicles of various types due to faulty floor mats that could interfere with the vehicle’s pedal.

Moreover, the license plate lamp of the Ford Taurus with model year 2010 to 2014 may corrode, leading to a short circuit, which may cause fire.