Ford Explorers Face Another Recall Over Suspension Failure Fears

Ford Explorers Face Another Recall Over Suspension Failure Fears

Just before the launch of the new generation of Ford explorers, Ford has issued another recall for affected 5th generation explorers.

What you need to know:

  • Today, June 12, Ford issued a recall on about 1.2 million explorers built between 2011 and 2017

  • No accidents have been reported yet from the affected component

The full story:

The 5th generation of the Ford Explorer has been massively popular throughout its life so this recall affects many families throughout America. Approximately 1.2 million explorers are affected by this recall for the possibility of a fractured rear toe link in the vehicle’s suspension. If your explorer is exposed to frequent articulation of the rear suspension (such as off-roading or frequenting bumpy roads) you are more likely to be impacted by this. If the toe link were to fail, the vehicle would become very difficult to steer and control.

Ford is currently unaware of any injuries related to this potential failure. They reported only one known incidence of this breakage.

Affected owners will be notified. If you would prefer to look into this immediately, you can check your vin on Ford’s website. Explorers built at the Chicago assembly plant between 2011 and 2017 are likely to be on the list.

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