Ford recalls 1.2 million Explorer SUVs for suspension issue

Ford recalls 1.2 million Explorer SUVs for suspension issue

Ford Motor Co said Wednesday it is recalling 1.2 million Explorer sport utility vehicles in the United States for a potential suspension defect that could lead to a reduction in steering control.

2016 Ford Explorer is shown during the model's world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show
FILE PHOTO: The 2016 Ford Explorer is shown during the model's world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California November 19, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

WASHINGTON: Ford Motor Co said Wednesday it is recalling 1.2 million Explorer sport utility vehicles in the United States for a potential suspension defect that could lead to a reduction in steering control.

The second largest U.S. automaker said the recall covers 2011-2017 model year Explorers because they could experience a fractured rear suspension toe link that could increase the risk of a crash. Ford said one customer reported hitting a curb when the toe link broke but it not aware of any reports of injury. The automaker said in a securities filing it will spend US$180 million to address the issue.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

Source: Reuters

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