Ford Motor Co., the Detroit-based American multinational automaker, had issued a statement late on Friday saying that the second-largest traditional carmaker in the United States behind GM would recall roughly 775,000 Ford Explorer SUVs around the world over a potential steering complication following reports of at least six injuries related to the issue in the Northern America.
On top of that, Ford Motor Co had also been quoted saying in the statement that its latest recall would cover 2013-2017 model year Ford Explorer SUVs, cross-axis ball joints in which could suddenly jam and lead to a fracture in the rear suspension toe link, damaging steering control substantially while increasing risks of losing control of the vehicle.
Ford to recall 775,000 SUVs worldwide over potential steering control issue
Apart from that, the Detroit automaker’s recall would cover 676,152 vehicles in the Northern America, 59,935 vehicles in China alongside 38,600 vehicles elsewhere across the globe, while the US vehicles were mostly in densely populated states, said the statement.
Alongside this, Ford said that it would begin to set off owner notification notice by late-August, while Ford dealers would inspect the recalled vehicles’ cross-axis ball joints and replace if necessary. Besides, the dealers would also replace the toe-links with additional parts, if deemed required.
In tandem, Ford Motor Co had also issued two smaller recalls late on Friday involving about 35,000 2020-2021 model year Ford F-350 Super Duty vehicles with 6.7-litre engine largely in the Northern America over a rear-axle spring seat interface welding issue.
Besides, Ford had also recalled about 41,000 2020-2021 Lincoln Aviator with 3.0 litre gas engines over concerns that the vehicles’ batter cable wires might not be secured properly, which eventually could lead to a short circuit and a potential fire.
Nonetheless, there had not been any report of injuries related to two smaller recalls.