Ford recalls 1.2 million Explorer SUVs for suspension issue
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 (Reuters) – 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 $ 180 million to address the issue.
Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama