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Ford Motor Company Issues Safety Recall for Select 2019 Lincoln Nautilus Vehicles for Hands On/Off Detection Warnings That May Not Function

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 16, 2019 – Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for certain 2019 Lincoln Nautilus vehicles equipped with lane-centering assist and adaptive front steering because these vehicles may not adequately detect if a driver has his or her hands off the steering wheel. If this occurs, the hands on/off detection system may not alert the driver to place his or her hands back on the steering wheel, which could increase the risk of a crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries resulting from this condition.

This action affects approximately 2,700 Lincoln Nautilus vehicles in North America, including 2,276 in the United States and federalized territories and 371 in Canada.

Affected 2019 Lincoln Nautilus vehicles were built at Oakville Assembly Plant, Sept. 5, 2018 to Nov. 19, 2018.

Dealers will update the power steering control module software in affected vehicles. The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S02.

 

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