Ford Explorer Recalled for Suspension Problem

Ford has recalled 1.2 million Explorers because of a rear suspension defect

Ford has recalled 1.2 million Explorers because of a rear suspension defect

Select 2010-2017 Ford Taurus, 2009-2017 Ford Flex, 2009-2015 Lincoln MKS, and 2010-2017 Lincoln MKT vehicles are all being recalled because some of those vehicles may experience an issue with the suspension toe link similar to the Ford Explorer recall.

The automaker will alert owners of all Explorers made between May 17, 2010, through January 26, 2017 (2011-2017 models) of the issue. They have a similar problem with their toe links.

The expense will be reflected in the company's second-quarter 2019 results, Ford said. The company has already recalled 1.5 million of the trucks due to a transmission flaw that could cause the vehicles to downshift to first gear with no warning.

The recall, which is expected to cost $180m (£140m), affects Ford Explorers made in the U.S. firm's Chicago plant between 2010 and 2017.

Ford said it doesn't know of any related injuries, though one driver struck a curb after the vehicle's rear toe link broke.

In May, it announced a recall of almost 273,000 Ford Fusion and Ranger pickup trucks in North America that could roll away if the gear is not in "park" mode.

Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it is recalling 1.2 millionExplorer sport utility vehicles in the United States for a potential suspension defect that could lead to reduced steering control. Vehicles that have not had 19S07 performed are not affected by this action and will receive updated software under the existing 19S07 program.

A vehicle without the intended 19S07 calibration remains at risk for unintended transmission downshift due to intermittent output speed sensor failure. However, it said it was not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to the issue. Those recalls will only affect Canada.

Affected vehicles were built at the Dearborn Assembly Plant between May 7, 2012, and October 27, 2013, and the Kansas City Assembly Plant from April 18, 2012, to November 18, 2013.