We expect the products we buy to be safe for our use and consumption. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and sometimes the products we buy pose potential risks to our health or safety. When a potential hazard with a product is discovered, it is common for the company to issue a recall to warn consumers of the potential risks of the product in an effort to help keep consumers safe. One product that is often recalled is motor vehicles. The automaker, Ford, is no exception to this and has recently issued a recall for some of its vehicles.
Ford has issued a recall for 1.3 million of their vehicles, which are mainly located in North America. The largest chunk of vehicles included in the recall are Ford Explorer SUVs, which have model years from 2011 through 2017.
The recall comes after the discovery of an issue with the suspension in the vehicles. A rear suspension toe link can break if the suspension moves a lot. If the rear suspension toe link breaks, it can limit the driver’s ability to steer the vehicle, which in turn could make the possibility of being in an accident more likely.
Thus far, the company has not received any reports of injuries stemming from the problems with the vehicles’ suspensions. Although they have no received any reports of injuries stemming from the problem, they have received a report of a customer running into a curb when the toe link in their suspension broke.
To remedy the issue, Ford dealers will be replacing both the left and right toe links.