370,000 Ford 'Panther' Platform Sedans RecalledFord's Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Cars produced between 2005 and 2011 affected in recall.
Vehicles produced on the Ford ‘Panther’ platform (including the Ford ‘Crown Vic’, Mercury ‘Grand Marquis’ and the Lincoln ‘Town Car’) are facing recalls after they’ve been discovered to pose a risk of loosing steering due to potential corrosion developing on the lower intermediate steering shaft.
A 2006 Ford Crown Victoria based on the ‘Panther’ platform.
Ford claims there haven’t been any injuries due to the defect as of yet however they are taking the precaution of inspecting and replacing the part as necessary.
Owners are requested to bring their ‘Panther’ platform vehicles (produced between 2005 and 2011) to their local Ford dealerships. Dealers will be inspecting the cars and may replace the “intermediate steering shaft and if necessary resecure a lower steering column bearing and replace the upper intermediate steering shaft”.