Ford Recalling 83,250 Vehicles for Possible Power Loss Problem

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Ford Motor Company is recalling about 83,250 vehicles after reports that an improperly installed part could cause the vehicles to lose power or roll away when parked.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that the recall includes Ford Edge, Taurus and Flex vehicles and Lincoln MKX, MKS and MKT vehicles manufactured between 2010 and 2013. The NHTSA says that a halfshaft retention circlip may have been incorrectly installed in those vehicles. Such an issue could cause power to cease being transmitted to the wheels, placing the vehicle at risk of a crash. Vehicles could also roll away when placed in park, unless the parking brake is applied.

Ford intends to notify owners, and free repairs are expected to begin by the end of August.

It was not clear whether any injuries or accidents have occurred because of this defect.

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