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Ford recalls almost 40,000 cars — to fix a problem it created while 'fixing' another recall

Ford announced it's recalling nearly 40,000 cars Tuesday, adding that the new problem was created while the company attempted to fix a previous recall, which affected 355,000 cars.

The cars in question are the Ford Crown Victoria, the Lincoln Town Car, and the Mercury Grand Marquis. The cars' steering shafts are prone to breaking, which could cause drivers to lose control of the steering.

Ford stated that the way it had fixed the previously-recalled cars was "improper," CNN reports. Ford added that the company was aware of one accident resulting from the faulty steering shafts, but no one was injured. The company also announced four unrelated recalls on Tuesday, which cover airbag, fuel line, brake pedal, and fuel filter problems.