Recall: Ford Explorer SUVs. On certain SUVs, the outer ball joint for the rear suspension toe link may seize

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Recall: Ford Explorer SUVs. On certain SUVs, the outer ball joint for the rear suspension toe link may seize. If this happens, the toe link could break while driving, causing a sudden loss of vehicle stability.

Transport Canada Recall # 2020-524

Recall Date 2020-11-03
Last Updated 2020-11-13
Notification Type Safety TC
System Suspension
Issued by FORD
Manufacturer Recall Number 20S62
Units Affected The number of vehicles or components affected by the recall. 25,241
Category SUV
Recall Details
Issue:
On certain vehicles, the outer ball joint for the rear suspension toe link may seize. If this happens, the toe link could break while driving. This could cause a sudden loss of vehicle stability.
Note: This recall only affects vehicles that were originally sold or currently registered in areas of heavy road salt usage (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador), and that were repaired under any of the following recall campaigns:
– 2016-182 (Ford Recall 16S18)
– 2017-224 or 2017-577 (Ford Recall 17S11)
– 2019-280 (Ford Recall 19S17)Safety Risk:
A loss of vehicle stability could cause a loss of control and increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Actions:
Ford will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to inspect the ball joints for the rear suspension toe links. If a ball joint requires replacement, the dealer will replace the rear suspension knuckle.

Make Model Model Year(s) Affected
FORD EXPLORER 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
FORD POLICE INTERCEPTOR UTILITY (EXPLORER) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Manufacturer Name Contact Number Web Site
FORD 1-800-565-3673

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