Ford recalls 1.3M vehicles for suspension, transmission woes

Ford is recalling over 1.3 million vehicles primarily in North America to restore rear suspension and transmission administration software program points.

The largest recall covers over 1.2 million Explorer SUVs from 2011 by means of 2017. Ford says a rear suspension toe hyperlink can break if the suspension strikes hundreds. That can limit steering administration. One purchaser reported working proper right into a curb when a hyperlink broke, nevertheless, Ford says it’s not acutely aware of any accidents.

Dealers will substitute the left and correct toe hyperlinks, which maintain weight on the tires.

The Explorer recall will worth Ford an estimated $180 million that may current up inside the agency’s second-quarter outcomes, Ford talked about in a submitting with U.S. securities regulators.

Ford can also be recalling 123,000 2013 F-150 pickups for a second time to stop transmissions from unintentionally downshifting into first gear. The recall covers pickups with 5-liter and 6.2-liter gas engines. An earlier software program substitute didn’t work.

Dealers will substitute it as soon as extra.

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