Driving a Ford Explorer? It May be Recalled!
It seems there are so many recalls today it hard to keep track, food, appliances and of course cars. Ford just issued another recall, this time for their popular Explorer.
They're recalling more than 375,000 Explorer SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix a suspension problem that has caused 13 crashes.
Fox 17 reported that the recall covers SUVs from the 2013 through 2017 model years built at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant from Sept. 4, 2012 to Jan. 25, 2017. They were sold or registered 22 states and six Canadian provinces where salt is used to clear roads during the winter.
A Ford spokesperson said that in places where corrosion is common, the rear toe links can fracture, reducing steering control. A toe link provides more weight on the rear tires so they stay firmly on the ground. That's not a good thing if that happens here in Michigan, and for me as well. I drive a Ford Explorer and I'm right in the middle of the recall. Yikes!
Six people have been hurt in the crashes, the company said.
So, how will we handle this? Dealers will inspect the suspension and replace parts if necessary. Customers will be notified starting the week of Nov. 30.
It's not just Michigan, eigher. States included in the recall are Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin plus Washington, D.C. Also included are the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec. Like, pretty much most of North America!