Ford recalls 126,000 Explorer models over suspension failure concerns
Category: #headlines  By Pranali Mehta  Date: 2021-10-13
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Ford recalls 126,000 Explorer models over suspension failure concerns

There have been many cases of vehicle recalls off late, with several automakers seeking a strategic approach to managing these recalls. One such automotive giant, Ford Motor Company has reportedly issued a recall for 126,000 Explorer models in the United States over concerns of rear suspension failing.

The recalled cars include 2011-2013 Explorers, originally recalled in July 2019 for the same issue.

However, Ford claims to have serviced the concerned vehicles with a rear knuckle comprising of a toe link cross-axis ball joint attachment made by ZF Friedrichshafen that can potentially seize, further failing in the outer section of the rear suspension toe link.

If this rear toe link fails, steering control is likely to deteriorate, further increasing the risk of a collision. According to Ford's field research, the rear toe link is susceptible to corrosion in places where road salt is used in the winter.

The automaker is recalling 44,714 Explorer models from the 2013 model year, 41,572 Explorer models from the 2012 model year, 39,747 Explorer models from the 2011 model year, all manufactured between May 17, 2010, and September 3, 2012.

The recall concerns Explorer models registered or sold new in several U.S. states including Kentucky, Maryland, Indiana, Delaware, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, and Massachusetts.

Owners of recalled vehicles will be notified by mail beginning November 1 and instructed to take their model to a nearby Ford or Lincoln dealership. Engineers at dealerships will evaluate the suspension of impacted vehicles and replace the component from the prior recall if present.

The Ford dealership will not charge the clients for the examination and modifications done to their automobiles. The company has not yet revealed any accidents or crashes due to the suspension failure risk.

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