Ford Issues Major Recall of Millions of Vehicles for Four Scary Reasons

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June 12, 2019Jun 12, 2019

Ford just issued a massive recall. The popular company is recalling vehicles for four reasons, reported CNN.

The most major recall is 1.2 million Explorers. They are being recalled over a problem with their suspensions.

The recalled SUVs are from model years 2011 through 2017. Ford said that cars frequently ride over rough terrain may experience a fractured toe link on their rear suspension.

This can affect steering and increase the risk of an accident. Ford said one customer reported hitting a curb when the toe link broke, but it is not aware of any related injuries.

Ford said it will spend about $180 million to fix the problem. The repairs will be done at no cost to the cars' owners.

Ford also announced three other recalls, which are smaller. One is a recall of 12,000 Ford Taurus and Flex cars as well as Lincoln MKS and MKT vehicles sold in Canada.

Those vehicles have similar problem with their toe links. Ford said it is aware of one crash involving minor injuries associated with the problem. The affected vehicles range from model year 2009 through 2017.

The third recall is Ford F-150 pickup trucks. There are 123,000 Fords from 2013 with 6-speed automatic transmissions that could potentially downshift into first gear unintentionally.

The last recall is 4,300 Ford Econoline vehicles from model years 2009 to 2016, which are used as ambulances or school buses. Those vehicles have a weld in the clutch that could fail, preventing them from moving.

Do you or someone you love own one of these vehicles? Make sure you let them know about the recall! 

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