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2011-2017 Ford Explorer: Recall Alert

2016 Ford Explorer

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1.2 million model-year 2011-17 Ford Explorer SUVs

The Problem: Exposed to frequent full rear suspension articulation (jounce and rebound), a fractured rear suspension toe link may develop, significantly diminishing steering control and increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford said one vehicle reported hitting a curb when the toe link broke but that it is not aware of any related injuries.

The Fix: Dealers will remove and replace left- and right-hand rear suspension toe links with a new forged toe link and align the rear suspension for free.

What Owners Should Do: Ford did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

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