WASHINGTON—Ford Motor Co mentioned on Friday it was recalling about 775,000 Ford Explorer SUVs worldwide for a steering problem linked to experiences of six accidents in North America.
The recall covers 2013–2017 mannequin 12 months autos that will expertise a seized cross-axis ball joint that might trigger a fractured rear-suspension toe hyperlink, which might considerably diminish steering management, rising the danger of a crash.
The recall covers 676,152 autos in North America, 59,935 in China, and 38,600 elsewhere. The U.S. autos are in high-rust states.
Proprietor notifications will start in late August. Sellers will examine cross-axis ball joints and exchange if wanted and exchange the toe hyperlinks with a revised half.
Ford issued two different small remembers on Friday, practically all of them in North America. One is for about 35,000 2020–2021 Ford F-350 Tremendous Responsibility autos with 6.7-liter engines and a single rear wheel axle for a rear-axle housing spring seat interface weld problem.
Ford can be recalling 41,000 2020–2021 Lincoln Aviator autos outfitted with 3.0-liter fuel engines as a result of the battery cable wire harness might not be correctly secured.
The problem might end in a brief circuit and potential fireplace. Ford will not be conscious of any accidents, accidents, or fires associated to the 2 smaller remembers.
By David Shepardson