Ford introduced a number of security remembers on Wednesday. Learn on for all the main points.
The largest one impacts 1.2 million Ford Explorer SUVs within the U.S. over a difficulty with the suspension that has the potential to have an effect on steering management, “rising the chance of a crash,” in response to the corporate.
It additionally impacts 28,000 Ford Explorers in Canada and one — sure, one — automobile in Mexico.
Extra particularly, Ford mentioned the recalled autos are choose Explorers manufactured at its Chicago meeting plant between Might 17, 2010 and January 25, 2017.
Ford mentioned affected Explorers that have frequent jolting and bouncing to the rear suspension may endure a fracture to the rear suspension toe hyperlink. “A fracture of a rear toe hyperlink considerably diminishes steering management, rising the chance of a crash,” the automaker mentioned.
Ford added that it wasn’t conscious of any reviews of accidents associated to the situation, although “one buyer reported hitting a curb when the toe hyperlink broke.”
Sellers will take away and change left- and right-hand rear suspension toe hyperlinks with a brand new solid toe hyperlink and align the rear suspension. The reference quantity for the recall is 19S17.
The repairs will, after all, be supplied freed from cost. For extra info on all the remembers, head to Ford’s recall webpage, or hit its contact web page for info on other ways to achieve customer support.
The automaker additionally recalled choose 2013 Ford F-150 pickups with 6-speed computerized transmission to repair a calibration challenge that might result in an unintended transmission downshift. An identical recall discover was posted by Ford in February 2019 affecting 1.48 million F-150 autos.
“Relying on automobile pace, an abrupt transmission downshift to first gear with out warning may lead to lack of automobile management, rising the chance of a crash,” Ford mentioned, including that it wasn’t conscious of any reviews of accident or harm associated to this challenge.
Affected autos are outfitted with 5.Zero-liter and 6.2-liter gasoline engines and had the powertrain management module software program reprogrammed as a part of recall 19S07. They had been constructed at its Dearborn meeting plant between Might 7, 2012 and October 27, 2013, and at its Kansas Metropolis facility between April 18, 2012 and November 18, 2013.
The recall impacts round 107,000 F-150 autos within the U.S. and simply over 15,000 in Canada and has the reference quantity 19S19. Ford mentioned the repair includes reprogramming the powertrain management module with the suitable software program calibration.
This smaller recall impacts round three,800 autos within the U.S. and 445 in Canada, although a few of these autos could also be used as ambulances or faculty buses.
It includes choose 2009-16 Ford Econoline autos a with 5.Four-liter engine that might endure a lack of energy because of a transmission challenge.
Whereas the corporate mentioned it’s unaware of any accidents ensuing from this situation, it notes automobile breakdown may lead to a delay of affected person remedy.
Affected autos had been constructed at Ford’s Ohio facility between Might 11, 2009 and December 10, 2015. The reference quantity is 19S20.
Taurus, Flex, Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKT
This Canada-only recall impacts choose 2010-17 Ford Taurus, 2009-17 Ford Flex, 2009-15 Lincoln MKS, and 2010-17 Lincoln MKT autos relating to a rear suspension toe hyperlink fracture challenge just like the Explorer.
The automaker says the recall — reference quantity 19S18 — impacts round 12,000 autos in all, including that it’s conscious of 1 report of a crash with minor accidents associated to this situation.