Ford Recall Targets Flaw in SUV’s Self-Steering Feature

January 17, 2019 at 12:22 AM

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 2,600 of its 2019 Lincoln Nautilus SUVs because their self-steering system may not work.

The feature enables the Nautilus to stay in its lane automatically under certain conditions. But a flaw inhibits the system’s ability to detect when the driver’s hands aren’t touching the steering wheel. In such situations, the car might fail to warn the driver when to resume manual control.

Dealers will fix the problem by updating software in the SUV’s power steering control module.