Ford Recalls 775k Explorers
Ford Motor Co. said it is recalling nearly 775,000 Explorer large crossovers for an issue with the cross-axis ball joint that may cause a fractured rear suspension toe link, which could affect steering control and increase the risk of a crash. “Affected vehicles may experience a clunk noise, unusual handling or a misaligned rear wheel,” Ford said in a statement. “Fracture of a rear toe link significantly diminishes steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.”
The recalled Ford Explorers are from the 2013-17 model years and affect approximately 676,152 vehicles in North America, 59,935 in China, 13,162 in Europe, 190 in South America and 25,257 in other international markets.