Consumer Alert: Ford Issues Recall on More Than 770,000 Explorer SUVs
This is an On Your Side Consumer Alert: Ford Motor Company is recalling about 774,696 Ford Explorer vehicles because of a seized cross-axis ball joint that may cause a fractured rear suspension toe link.
2013-2017 Explorers are included in the recall.
Impacted vehicles may experience a clunk noise, unusual handling, or a misaligned rear wheel.
Fracture of a rear toe link significantly diminishes steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford says it is aware of reports of six injuries in North America.
Owner notifications will begin the week of Aug. 23. Dealers will inspect the cross-axis ball joint, replace the cross-axis ball joint/knuckle as necessary and replace the toe links with a revised design part, according to the company.
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