Ford is recalling nearly 1.4 million vehicles in four separate recall campaigns. 915,000 2008-2011 Ford Escapes and Mercury Mariners and 195,500 2011-2013 Ford Explorers are being recalled for power steering problems.
The Dearborn automaker also is recalling 82,500 driver’s side all-weather Ford floor mats that may be in 2006-2011 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Lincoln Zephyr and MKZ cars. If improperly installed, the floor mats may come in contact with the accelerator pedal.
Ford is also recalling 196,000 2010-14 Taurus cars to address rust problems in the license plate lamp.
Automakers have recalled more than 20 million vehicles in the United States this year and are on pace to break the all-time record of 30.8 million vehicles recalled in 2004.
GM has recalled about 13.8 million vehicles in the United States this year.