Ford Motor Co is recalling about 370,000 model year 2005 to 2011 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car sedans in the US and Canada to fix a steering shaft issue, the company said in a statement.
Corrosion of the lower intermediate steering shaft of vehicles in “high corrosion states and provinces” may result in steering loss, it said.
The 355,000 vehicles in the US recall include those in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland and Massachusetts.
The remaining 15,000 cars are in Canada.
Ford said that dealers will inspect and replace the lower intermediate steering shaft and, if necessary, secure a lower steering column bearing and replace the upper intermediate steering shaft.