Ford Motor Company is recalling over 300,000 cars built by a now closed Ontario assembly plant.
Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis from the 2003 to 2005 model years built at the St. Thomas Assembly Plant south of London are being recalled because their headlights can go dark and cause a crash.
The cars were built between Oct. 3, 2001, and Aug. 2, 2005, , Ont., before the factory stopped production on Sept. 15, 2011.
Some 14,000 vehicles sold in Canada could be affected by the recall.
U.S. safety regulators began an investigation which uncovered 15 crashes and one injury, related to the fault.
Solder joints in the lighting control module can crack and cut off power to the headlights. Ford says dealers will replace the lighting control module at no cost to owners.
Owners will be notified about the recall starting the week of Jan. 18.
Those with the models in question, and headlight problems, should contact their dealer.