July 16, 2021
- By Hector Garcia
Ford Motor Co announced on Friday that it recalled approximately 775,000 Ford Explorer SUVs not only nationally but worldwide. The recall came into effect as a steering issue linked to reports of six injuries that came to light in North America.
This specific recall covers vehicle models from 2013-2017 that may experience a seized cross-axis ball joint that could cause a fractured rear-suspension toe link. These things individually, but more so on the whole, can significantly diminish steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Recall In Numbers
- North America: 676,152 vehicles
- China: 38,600 vehicles
The remaining 38,600 vehicles are being recalled in various other locations. The U.S. vehicles are in high-rust states.
The process of owner verification will begin in late August. To contact the correct and appropriate vehicle owners, dealers will inspect cross-axis joints and replace them if needed, and they will also replace the toe links with a revised part.
On Friday, Ford issues two other small recalls, mainly in North America. These are a recall of around 35,000 2020-2021 Ford F-350 Super Duty Vehicles with 6.7-liter engines and a single rear wheel axle for a rear-axle housing spring seat interface weld issue.
Additionally, Ford is recalling 41,000 2020-2021 Lincoln Aviator vehicles equipped with 3.0-liter gas engines after uncovering that the battery cable-wire harness may not be properly secured.
In this case, the issue could result in a short circuit and potential fire. At this time, Ford is not reporting any accidents, injuries, or fires related to the two smaller recalls.
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