Ford Issues Recalls for Multiple Models, Including F-150 and Explorer
Back in February of this year, Ford recalled 1.26 million US-based F-150 pickups that could experience an unexpected downshift to first gear. This recall impacted F-150s that are equipped with the 6-speed automatic transmission.
Today, Ford added an additional 123,000 F-150s to that total. These additional vehicles were added to the recall list after it was discovered that the 5L and 6.2L gas engines were not adequately repaired in a previous recall.
The bigger story from today comes in the form of the 1.2 million 2011-2017 model year Ford Explorers that are also being recalled for a different issue. The affected SUVs have a flaw that can result in the driver losing steering control of the vehicle due to the possibility of a rear suspension fracture, thus impacting the driver’s ability to steer the vehicle. In their release, Ford noted that vehicles frequently driving over rough terrain are more susceptible to experiencing this issue. No injuries related to this issue have been reported.
Much smaller recalls include:
-4,300 2009-2016 Econoline vans due to a potential welding flaw
-12,000 vehicles in Canada that may experience the loss of steering control. The vehicles impacted by this include:
2009-2015 Lincoln MKX
2010-2017 Lincoln MKT
You can check to see if you VIN is impacted by this or any other recall by going to: