Ford is recalling approximately 38,600 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria vehicles, Mercury Grand Marquis vehicles, and Lincoln Town Car vehicles built from March 8, 2004 to Aug. 30, 2011.
The vehicles may have been improperly repaired during a previous safety recall for an issue with the lower intermediate steering shaft. This improper repair could potentially result in a loss of steering.
Ford says it is aware of one accident and no injuries attributed to this condition.
Dealers will inspect and replace the upper intermediate steering shaft if necessary. They will also inspect the steering column lower bearing and install a bearing retainer kit if necessary.