Recalls: Ford Escape, Explorer, Taurus; Nissan Rogue

2008-2011 Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner

The Problem: A problem with the torque sensor in the steering column could mean that the electric power steering fails, making the vehicle more difficult to steer.

The Fix: Depending on the diagnostic codes shown when the vehicles is inspected at the dealer, technicians will either update the software for the power steering control module; replace the torque sensor; or replace the entire steering column.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 736,407 2008-2011 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner SUVs in the U.S. built between August 2006 and September 2010.

2011-2013 Ford Explorer

The Problem: The electrical connection in the steering gear may be disrupted, causing a loss in electric power steering assist, making the vehicle more difficult to steer. Drivers would be notified by a chime and a message in the instrument cluster if the car defaults to manual steering mode.

The Fix: Dealers will either update the software for the power steering control module or replace the steering gear, depending on the diagnostic code shown by the vehicle.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 177,747 2011-2013 Ford Explorer SUVs in the U.S. built between May 2010 and February 2012.

2010-2014 Ford Taurus

The Problem: If the vehicle is exposed to high amounts of road salt or other high-corrosion environments, salt water may get into the license plate and possibly cause corrosion, a short circuit, or possibly excessive heat which could lead to a fire.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the license plate lamp assembly on all vehicles sold or registered in corrosion states.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 183,422 2010-2014 Ford Taurus sedans in the U.S. sold or currently registered in Connecticut, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Delaware, Maine, Missouri, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont, Indiana, Michigan, New York, and West Virginia.

2014 Nissan Rogue

The Problem: During the production process, an incorrect bolt may have been used to connect the intermediate shaft to the upper steering assembly. This bolt could loosen and fall out, causing a loss of vehicle controls.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect affected vehicles and install the correct bolt if necessary.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 1644 2014 Nissan Rogue crossovers produced between January 10, 2014 and January 17, 2014.

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