Ford Motor Company is the second-largest automobile manufacturer in the United States, and many Americans drive Fords every day. In the past 3 months the company has announced four separate safety recalls affecting thousands of Ford vehicles
The first recall includes an estimated 375,000 Ford Explorer SUVs within North America, covering models from 2012-2017. This is the second time there’s been a recall for this model of Ford SUVs. This recall ties back to a possible fracture on the outboard section of the rear suspension, which can break and end up leading to a crash. Connections have been noticed to this issue occurring in areas of North America where corrosion is common, but the recall is not limited to those locations. If you drive an impacted Explorer SUV, Ford dealers will complete a torque inspection of the cross-axis ball joint and replace them where necessary. The reference number for the recall is 20S62.
A safety recall has been put in place for multiple 2020 models for sporadic operation of the rearview camera. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition, but it is said to affect over 600,000 vehicle models within the U.S. Find a list of all models impacted at media.ford.com.
Certain 2020 Mustang vehicles are being included in a recall due to a potentially faulty bracket located on the brake pedal. If a driver has to make a sudden stop, this defect could cause a loss of the main braking capabilities. This obviously greatly increases the risk of serious accidents. So far, Ford is unaware of accidents connected to this condition but the recall impacts over 35,000 vehicles in the U.S and other territories. Dealers will replace the brake pedal bracket. The reference number for this specific recall is 20S52. Learn more about this recall on Ford’s website.
For select 2019 models of the F-250 and F-350, the vehicles’ front axles may have welding issues. This recall could impact vehicle control for the driver while steering. It could be as simple as misalignment, or as great as steering sensitivity that could change the response of the vehicle if the driver were to suddenly brake or swerve. The reference number for this recall is 20S56 and additional information can be found on the Ford website.
If you are concerned your car, truck or SUV may fall into one of these Ford vehicle recalls, give your Ford dealership a call. They should be able to determine if you’re impacted by using your VIN number.