The recall is for 2005 to 2011 models of the Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car sedans sold in the United States and Canada. The steering shaft issue is caused by corrosion in states that receive high amounts of snow.
Thus far, the company has said they know of no accidents or formal complaints issued by drivers of these model cars, but are taking precautions by recalling and fixing the steering shafts.
Recall notices are expected to go out to owners starting October 21. The following states are involved in the recall: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
Ford also has a web site set up for Ford, Lincoln & Mercury Recall notices. You can check the status of your recall by entering your vehicle’s VIN.