FORD ISSUES SAFETY RECALL ON EXPLORER SUVs, CITING POTENTIAL STEERING PROBLEM

  • Ford is issuing a safety recall on 1.2 million Explorer SUVs, primarily in the United States, citing a potentially dangerous suspension defect.
  • The defect could cause a component in the suspension on select vehicles sold in the 2011 to 2017 model years to break, compromising drivers’ control of steering.
  • Ford estimates repairing the suspension in the vehicles will cost $180 million.

Ford is issuing a safety recall on 1.2 million Explorer SUVs, primarily in the United States, citing a potentially dangerous suspension defect, the company said Wednesday.

The defect could cause a component in the suspension on select vehicles sold in the 2011 to 2017 model years to break, compromising drivers’ control of steering. Ford said in its statement that a customer reported an accident with a curb when the component broke but that the company was not aware of any injuries attributable to the problem.

Ford estimates repairing the suspension issue in the vehicles will cost $180 million, and it will be incurred in the second quarter, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company’s annual revenue in 2018 was $160.3 billion…

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