Ford Recalling More Than 1 Million Explorers Due to Suspension Issues
UNITED STATES – According to an online news report posted by consumerreports.org, automaker Ford is recalling more than 1 million of its Explorer SUVs due to potential suspension issues. The recall is related to problems that might occur with the rear suspension that can result in vehicle crashes.*
The recall has been initiated by Ford because a piece of the rear suspension in certain Explorer SUVs might fail and cause drivers to lose control of their steering. This loss of control might cause a crash. Ford says drivers who frequently off-road or travel on rough terrain are more likely to experience the suspension issues. A link inside the rear suspension might crack due to this kind of use.
The recall applies to Ford Explorers from model years 2011 and 2017. These models were built at the assembly facility in Chicago, Illinois, between May 2010 and January 2017. One report related to suspension problems stated that the driver ran into a curb. However, Ford indicated that it was not aware of any injuries that had been caused by the suspension problems.
Ford will be notifying affected vehicle owners directly and providing them with information about arranging for repairs. Owners will be able to take their vehicles to Ford dealers in their areas for repairs that will include removal and replacement of the left- and right-rear suspension links. The suspension will also be realigned. All repairs will be at no cost to owners.
Owners who have questions about this recall can contact Ford’s customer service by calling (866) 436-7332. The recall number for reference is 19S17.
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