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#4410713 - 03/15/18 03:26 PM The Driver Was Hurt in a Crash Because The Steering Wheel Came Off - Fords 1.4 Million Auto Recall  
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http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/14/news/companies/ford-steering-wheel-recall/index.html

"The automaker says it is aware of two accidents and one injury that may have been caused by the problem". This typically means there are other incidents out there of the same problem related to this recall.

The affected models are the Ford Fusion and the Lincoln MKZ, both from model years 2014-2018



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#4410725 - 03/15/18 04:11 PM Re: The Driver Was Hurt in a Crash Because The Steering Wheel Came Off - Fords 1.4 Million Auto Recall [Re: Haggart]  
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My Grandad's Honda Accord had it's wheel come off, that was in the 80's though. He put it back on and drove it straight to a dealership and got a newer Accord. LOL


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#4410732 - 03/15/18 04:34 PM Re: The Driver Was Hurt in a Crash Because The Steering Wheel Came Off - Fords 1.4 Million Auto Recall [Re: Haggart]  
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I had my work's minivan's steering wheel come off once while I was turning in the middle of an intersection. That was not a pleasant experience. I just braked smoothly until I was no longer in the middle and patched it up on the side of the road. I can't remember the maker of that thing, but it was a dangerous piece of crap. Mid 90's American made though.

#4410749 - 03/15/18 06:04 PM Re: The Driver Was Hurt in a Crash Because The Steering Wheel Came Off - Fords 1.4 Million Auto Recall [Re: Haggart]  
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So then some automakers for the past 35 yrs or so haven't gotten a good grasp on how to build a car that doesn't lose its steering wheel - that's awesome !


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#4410753 - 03/15/18 06:30 PM Re: The Driver Was Hurt in a Crash Because The Steering Wheel Came Off - Fords 1.4 Million Auto Recall [Re: Haggart]  
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I have no desire to dismantle a modern steering column to see how things are done. The last time I removed a steering wheel was in an early 70's VW 412. The wheel was held on by a 36mm nut and even after removing the nut, it was difficult to remove. I guess things are much different now.

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#4410754 - 03/15/18 06:33 PM Re: The Driver Was Hurt in a Crash Because The Steering Wheel Came Off - Fords 1.4 Million Auto Recall [Re: Haggart]  
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It’s ok. Once all cars go fully autonomous and computerized, we wont have to worry about steering wheels falling off anymore.


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#4410760 - 03/15/18 06:58 PM Re: The Driver Was Hurt in a Crash Because The Steering Wheel Came Off - Fords 1.4 Million Auto Recall [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Lol, I can actually feel the sarcasm emanating from that post Panzer. biggrin


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#4410762 - 03/15/18 07:03 PM Re: The Driver Was Hurt in a Crash Because The Steering Wheel Came Off - Fords 1.4 Million Auto Recall [Re: wheelsup_cavu]  
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Originally Posted by wheelsup_cavu
Lol, I can actually feel the sarcasm emanating from that post Panzer. biggrin


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You know me well wheels but I do think that day is coming. I just don't think it will happen in my lifetime. I'm sure the incessant smartphone users can't wait for that day to come though since it means they won't have to worry about paying attention to the road!


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#4410766 - 03/15/18 07:07 PM Re: The Driver Was Hurt in a Crash Because The Steering Wheel Came Off - Fords 1.4 Million Auto Recall [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
It’s ok. Once all cars go fully autonomous and computerized, we wont have to worry about steering wheels falling off anymore.


Yep, then we just have to worry about a computer crash, road/traffic sensor failure or just the car AI trying to kill us then. biggrin


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#4410772 - 03/15/18 07:25 PM Re: The Driver Was Hurt in a Crash Because The Steering Wheel Came Off - Fords 1.4 Million Auto Recall [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I also think it will inevitably happen Panzer but I am not a fan of the idea for just the very reasons F4U posted.


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#4410774 - 03/15/18 07:35 PM Re: The Driver Was Hurt in a Crash Because The Steering Wheel Came Off - Fords 1.4 Million Auto Recall [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
It’s ok. Once all cars go fully autonomous and computerized, we wont have to worry about steering wheels falling off anymore.


Yep, then we just have to worry about a computer crash, road/traffic sensor failure or just the car AI trying to kill us then. biggrin


I would agree but from a statistical standpoint, there are probably more problems caused by stupid, or distracted, drivers than are likely to be caused by the potential hardware/software issues inherent in automated cars.


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#4410797 - 03/15/18 09:49 PM Re: The Driver Was Hurt in a Crash Because The Steering Wheel Came Off - Fords 1.4 Million Auto Recall [Re: cichlidfan]  
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Originally Posted by cichlidfan
Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
It’s ok. Once all cars go fully autonomous and computerized, we wont have to worry about steering wheels falling off anymore.


Yep, then we just have to worry about a computer crash, road/traffic sensor failure or just the car AI trying to kill us then. biggrin


I would agree but from a statistical standpoint, there are probably more problems caused by stupid, or distracted, drivers than are likely to be caused by the potential hardware/software issues inherent in automated cars.


But automated cars have the "added feature" of being potentially susceptible to a system wide error that suddenly affects millions of cars all at once. So yes maybe they're safer than manual cars for a few years and then maybe one day make up for lost time by killing 100k+ people in an afternoon.


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#4410818 - 03/15/18 10:50 PM Re: The Driver Was Hurt in a Crash Because The Steering Wheel Came Off - Fords 1.4 Million Auto Recall [Re: Haggart]  
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I'm sure the incessant smartphone users can't wait for that day to come though since it means they won't have to worry about paying attention to the road!


I don't really think it matters since they don't actually pay attention to the road now.


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#4410820 - 03/15/18 10:53 PM Re: The Driver Was Hurt in a Crash Because The Steering Wheel Came Off - Fords 1.4 Million Auto Recall [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
But automated cars have the "added feature" of being potentially susceptible to a system wide error that suddenly affects millions of cars all at once. So yes maybe they're safer than manual cars for a few years and then maybe one day make up for lost time by killing 100k+ people in an afternoon.


Considering how automated airline flights are, I don't think your predictions are valid.


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#4410821 - 03/15/18 10:58 PM Re: The Driver Was Hurt in a Crash Because The Steering Wheel Came Off - Fords 1.4 Million Auto Recall [Re: Haggart]  
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#4410870 - 03/16/18 03:59 AM Re: The Driver Was Hurt in a Crash Because The Steering Wheel Came Off - Fords 1.4 Million Auto Recall [Re: cichlidfan]  
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Originally Posted by cichlidfan
Originally Posted by F4UDash4
But automated cars have the "added feature" of being potentially susceptible to a system wide error that suddenly affects millions of cars all at once. So yes maybe they're safer than manual cars for a few years and then maybe one day make up for lost time by killing 100k+ people in an afternoon.


Considering how automated airline flights are, I don't think your predictions are valid.


Every airliner has a human pilot in control.


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#4410890 - 03/16/18 08:24 AM Re: The Driver Was Hurt in a Crash Because The Steering Wheel Came Off - Fords 1.4 Million Auto Recall [Re: Haggart]  
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#4410899 - 03/16/18 10:44 AM Re: The Driver Was Hurt in a Crash Because The Steering Wheel Came Off - Fords 1.4 Million Auto Recall [Re: Haggart]  
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Hey, at least Ford didn't take a bailout! wink


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