Ford Recalls 129K Cars: Wheels Might Fall Off
2010-11 Ford Fusions and Mercury Milans affected
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2011 3:33 PM CST
The 2011 Ford Fusion.   (AP Photo/Ford Motor Co.)

(Newser) – As far as reasons for a recall goes, this one's up there with the best: Ford is recalling 129,000 Ford Fusions and Mercury Milans because the wheels might fall off. The cars affected are from 2010 and 2011 with 17-inch steel (not alloy) wheels, reports Reuters. Ford has seen one case in which a front wheel fell off while the car was in motion and five more involving rear wheels. Apparently, mounting pads or rear brake discs that provide support aren't up to snuff. All the cars were built at an assembly plant in Mexico.

 

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