American Automaker, Ford has issued a safety recall on some of its newest brands across the globe.
The Fusion and Lincoln MKZ brands were recalled due to issues with steering wheels on some the model.
Over 1.4 million cars are being recalled across the globe, covering the 2014 through 2018 models of Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars built in Michigan and Mexico.
It noted that the steering wheels of the cars are at risk of detaching from the steering column, which could cause the driver to lose control.
It further revealed that the steering wheel bolts can loosen over time, but plans to replace the bolts of affected cars with a longer bolt to offset the issue at no cost to the customer.
To avert possible danger in the country the Consumers Protection Council CPC has advised Nigerians who own or drive Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ models of 2014-2018 to immediately contact it by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
The commission, however, noted that the recall appeared to be limited to North America, the council was in the process of contacting local Ford dealers to verify the batch, lot or group of individual vehicles involved and whether any was imported to and sold in Nigeria.
Third quarter 2017 data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reveals that Nigeria has a total vehicle population of about 11,547,236.
This shows a 0.78% growth from the 11,458,370 vehicle population reported in the first quarter of 2017. This means a total of 88,886 vehicles were bought between March 2017 and September 2017.
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through its Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. The automaker employs approximately 203,000 people worldwide.