Ford recalls 270,000 Lincoln Nautilus crossovers

2019 Nautilus technology may not detect when driver’s hands not on wheel

Published: January 17, 2019, 4:30 PM
Updated: November 21, 2021, 2:56 PM

2019 Lincoln Nautilus

The Lincoln Nautilus is just about a half year old, but it’s experiencing its first recall action, with Ford recalling about 2,700 of the luxury crossovers to address an issue with its new technology.

The recall applies to 2019 Nautilus CUVs equipped with the lane-centering assist and adaptive front steering. The system may not adequately detect if the driver takes hands off the wheel, and would result in the system not alerting the driver to place hands back on the wheel, which would naturally impede the driver’s ability to have control of the vehicle.

Ford is not aware of any incidents arising from the issue, but is asking owners of the 2,647 vehicles (2,276 in the US and federalized territories and 371 in Canada) to return to dealerships, where their vehicles will have their power-steering control module software updated.