Ford issues 4 safety recalls covering more than 1.2 million vehicles

Cornelia Mascio
Giugno 13, 2019

The automaker said vehicles that frequently ride over rough terrain could experience a fracture in the toe link, which "significantly diminishes steering control, increasing the risk of a crash".

The announcement is the latest in a series of recalls made by the company this year.

Select 2011-2017 Ford Explorers are being recalled over suspension concerns related to the rear toe link. Ford said one customer reported hitting a curb when the toe link broke, but it is not aware of any related injuries.

This action affects approximately 1.2 million vehicles in the United States and federalized territories, approximately 28,000 in Canada and one in Mexico.

The recall, which is expected to cost $180m (£140m), affects Ford Explorers made in the U.S. firm's Chicago plant between 2010 and 2017.

Ford dealers will remove and replace left and right and rear suspension toe links and align the rear suspension.

Ford Motor Company issued four safety recalls in a news release Wednesday morning.

The reference number for the recall of Ford Explorers is 19S17.

Depending on vehicle speed, an abrupt transmission downshift to first gear without warning could result in loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash, the Ford announcement said.

Ford also announced a second recall for 123,000 2013 F-150 pickups with V8 engines for a transmission software update to prevent unintended shifts into first gear after a previous fix didn't work.

Vehicles that did not undergo the 19S07 reprogramming are not affected by the current recall and will receive updated software under the existing 19S07 program, Ford said.

For more information on the recalls, check the Ford website.

Last month, Ford recalled 1.3 million Ford Focus sedans over a risk of stalling due to a faulty part.

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