- Ford recalled nearly 800,000 Explorer SUVs that were made between 2013 and 2017 due to crash risk.
- The company also recalled select 2020 and 2021 Lincoln Aviator and F-350 Super Duty models.
- Six allegations of injury have been connected to a potential defect in the Ford Explorer.
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Ford issued three safety recalls on Friday, impacting its Explorer, Lincoln Aviator, and F-350 Super Duty pickup truck.
The recall covers over 850,000 vehicles which were identified as having increased risks of crash or fire.
In a press release, Ford said it was recalling nearly 800,000 Ford Explorer models that were made between 2013 and 2017 due to a malfunction that could significantly diminish steering control and increase the probability of a car crash.
Drivers of the SUV that have been impacted by the defect may notice “a clunk noise, unusual handling, or a misaligned rear wheel.” The company said that six allegations of injury have been connected to the issue.
The majority of the impacted vehicles are in North America and in locations that experience cold weather, high humidity, as well as the use of road salt.
The recall also covers about 35,000 2020 and 2021 models of the Ford F-350 Super Duty that have a 6.7-liter engine. The car models have been identified as at an elevated risk of a crash, though the company said no injuries related to the pickup truck’s potential for a disconnected driveshaft have been reported to date.
Similarly, the 2020 and 2021 Lincoln Aviator’s recall has not been connected to any injuries. Though, Ford is recalling over 40,000 of the cars that are equipped with a 3.0-liter gas engine, due to fire risk caused by the interaction between the A/C pulley and the car’s battery.
Ford will notify customers of the individual recalls by mid-August and dealers will inspect the vehicles for the potential defects.
The vehicles are some of many products that Ford has recalled in the past year. Last month, Ford recalled 1.2 million Explorers for a suspension issue. In May, the car company recalled over 600,000 of the SUVs due to concerns the SUVs roof rail could spontaneously detach.
A few months prior, Ford recalled 2.6 million vehicles due to airbag issues. At the time, the company anticipated the recall would cost about $US610 ($AU826) million. A Ford spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.