Steering Problems Spark Recall
of 300,000+ Cars by Ford

Since safety is a primary concern for our customers in the search for reliable coast-to-coast vehicle transport options, we do our best to stay well-versed on safety concerns throughout the automotive industry. A common example of safety-related car news is recalls. Typically the DOT’s NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) asks automakers for recalls when consumer safety is at risk.
Ford Lincoln Mercury Recall
A recent example of a car recall due to a safety concern was Ford’s recent recall of 370,000 vehicles. Analysis by the NHTSA revealed that the steering column in three models may deterioriate more rapidly than expected. The deterioration may, in turn, cause affected cars to become inaccessible to the steering wheel.

At Autos In Transit, we are highly familiar with DOT regulations, because we check all shippers for compliance prior to partnership. Our monitoring applies to any open or enclosed nationwide shipping service we recommend.

Cars involved in Ford steering recall

The recall is for the following Ford cars: the Lincoln Town Car, Mercury Grand Prix, and Ford Crown Victoria, each for model years 2005 through 2011. Most of the vehicles are registered in the United States, but over 10,000 are owned by Canadians. Like many Canadians, snowbirds in the northern US transport cars to and from warmer locations twice a year, utilizing the safety of professional drivers.

One of the main interests of the public when recalls take place is whether or not accidents have resulted. In this case, no collisions have occurred that are on record with Ford or the NHTSA. For safety records of transporters, reviews can be useful. Another tool used by many seeking to transport a vehicle to another state is a directory. In our case, we also expand options by providing up to eight competitive quotes for every request.

How Ford will make steering recall fixes

Ford cars that are recalled will be examined directly by dealerships. Three different pieces within the steering shaft and column will potentially be replaced, depending on the results of these case-by-case safety checks. When shipping, safety checks go beyond DOT guidelines. When looking into how one should best transport a vehicle to another state, it’s crucial to verify licensing and bonding as well.

At Autos In Transit, we know what a priority safety is. America’s roadways can be dangerous, so anyone seeking transport should never forsake safety precautions in search of a better price. We make gauging the marketplace simple by giving you variety to choose from, all carriers pre-checked for industry-standard safety parameters. For a quick quote, scroll up to get started.