Ford is recalling over hundreds of thousands of vehicles after learning of at least six personal injury incidents associated with the Explorer model.
The recall impacts the 2013 through 2017 Explorers, which were manufactured with rear suspension toe links that can malfunction, leading to steering control and alignment issues. Because such problems can lead to accidents, drivers can experience serious injuries as a result.
In addition to the Explorer models, the firm is also recalling the 2020 F-350 Super Duty trucks over rear driveline disconnection issues, which could lead to defects caused by increased vibrations during long drives, as well as the 2020 and 2021 Lincoln Aviators, which were fitted with improperly secured battery cable wire harnesses. The firm stated that the impacted Lincoln vehicles could catch fire in case of a short circuit in the battery.
At least 774,696 Explorers, 34,855 F-350 Super Duty trucks, and 40,995 Aviators are being impacted by the recall.
While the firm is aware of six personal injury accidents involving the Explorers, no incidents were reportedly associated with the other two models.
Ford Should Begin Notifying Owners In Mid-August
Ford alerted car owners that by mid-August, they should be receiving recall notifications in the mail. Until then, do not hesitate to contact the firm if you worry about your safety and the safety of your loved ones if you own an impacted vehicle.
Too often, drivers experience injuries even after recalls are initiated simply because firms aren’t quick to initiate the repairs promptly after announcing the safety issue. In some cases, however, impacted vehicle owners are not even aware their cars are affected by an open recall until an accident happens.
Keep Up With Recall Announcements
The U.S. government tracks all open auto recalls through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). By visiting their website at nhtsa.gov/recalls, you can enter your car’s 17-character vehicle identification number, or VIN, to check for any open recalls. But you can also keep up with any open recalls by updating your contact information with your car’s automaker.
Too often, car owners move but manufacturers aren’t alerted. When recall notifications are mailed in, many drivers end up not receiving them in their mailbox.
If you own one of the vehicles impacted by the latest Ford recalls, follow this link for more details.