One more car recall has come to our consideration. And this one impacts almost 1 / 4 of 1,000,000 motors.
American automobile large Ford stated this week it’s calling in round 230,000 choose 2013-18 Ford Flex, Ford Taurus Police Interceptor Sedan, Ford Taurus SHO, and Lincoln MKT autos over security considerations.
Ford’s recall discover stated affected autos which can be uncovered to frequent rear-suspension jolts and bounces may endure a fractured rear suspension toe hyperlink.
“A rear toe hyperlink fracture whereas driving will increase the danger of a crash,” the Michigan-based automobile firm stated, including that to this point it’s not conscious of any stories accidents or accidents associated to the difficulty.
Ford’s recall discover impacts 211,207 autos in the USA and federal territories, 15,281 in Canada, and 1,396 in Mexico.
The particular autos embrace:
2013-18 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT autos constructed at Oakville Meeting Plant between September 12, 2011, and June 1, 2017.
2013-18 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor Sedan and Ford Taurus SHO Efficiency Pack geared up autos constructed at Chicago Meeting Plant between August 25, 2011, and June 1, 2017.
The automaker stated that sellers will change the left- and right-hand rear suspension toe hyperlinks with new solid toe hyperlinks. Ford’s reference quantity for the recall is 20S04.
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The most recent recall by Ford follows many others issued by the automaker in 2019. They embrace the recall of 1.5 million F-150 pickups in February final yr to repair a problem that might have precipitated a sudden and unintended downshift into first gear. One other, in June 2019, affected 1.three million Ford Explorer SUVs relating to an issue with the suspension that had the potential to have an effect on steering management, whereas one other one final summer season known as in 550,000 autos throughout a spread of fashions to repair a problem with the seatbacks that will have prevented them from correctly restraining folks within the occasion of an accident.
Anybody driving a Ford can test if their car has been recalled by getting into their car identification quantity (VIN) on Ford’s web site. If you want to talk to somebody concerning the recall or some other Ford-related matter, you’ll be able to name the corporate at 800-392-3673.
The Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration additionally has an internet device the place any car proprietor can enter their VIN or license plate data to search out out if it’s concerned in a recall.