(Reporting by Bernie Woodall; Editing by Paul Simao)
That may cause the axle to move outward over time and eventually become disengaged.There have been no injuries, crashes or deaths related to this issue or any of the six issues in the half dozen recalls, a Ford spokeswoman said.
The front right axle issue is a potential hazard in 2013-2014 Ford Taurus, Flex, and Interceptor models, as well as Lincoln MKS and MKT models, and 2012-2014 Ford Edge and 2014 Lincoln MKX models.
About 83,000 of the recalled vehicles are in the United States and federalized territories, along with about 8,200 in Canada and 600 in Mexico, Ford said.
The next-largest recall among the six announced on Tuesday covers about 5,264 model year 2011-2014 Ford F59 Commercial Stripped Chassis vehicles in which the electrical system may short-circuit and possibly lead to a fire. No fires have been reported, Ford said.
Also recalled were about 2,100 model year 2014 Ford Escape crossover vehicles that may have panorama roof glass that was not glued properly during assembly.