Ford Motor Company Recalls Ford Explorer Due To Rear Suspension Problems
Ford Motor Company has announced that it will recall some 375,200 vehicles after a series of vehicle accidents were tied to a defect with some Explorer models.
The Dallas News reported on Wednesday that the problem had been detected in some Ford Explorers for model years 2013—2017 that were sold in the United States and Canada.
According to Ford, vehicles used in geographic areas where corrosion is a problem in vehicles could suffer cracks in the outboard section of the rear suspension toe link. This would potentially cause drivers to experience a significant loss of steering control and maneuverability.
The company says that so far, it is aware of 13 accidents which have been directly linked to the defect.
The SUV’s under recall were all assembled at Ford’s Chicago Assembly plant from September 4, 2012, to January 25, 2017.
Ford says that it will complete a torque inspection of the cross-axis ball joint for its customers who have one of the recalled vehicles and replace it at no cost.
Ford’s latest recall added to several other product safety recalls for the company in the last 60 days.
IN documents submitted to the National Transportation Safety Board, other issues with Ford models include poor electrical connections for rear view cameras that stop working. The camera defect has been found in its Explorer, F-Series pickup trucks, Mustang, Transits, Expedition, Escape, Ranger, Edge, Lincoln Corsair, and Nautilus models. Other known issues for Ford in 2020 have involved tire pressure monitoring malfunctions and potential fire risk in the same models.