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Recall 16V245000

Rear Suspension Toe Link Fractures

Recall Details

The rear suspension toe links may fracture, resulting in a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will replace the rear suspension toe links free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

A rear suspension component called a toe link may fracture and result in the vehicle suspension becoming unstable. This could result in loss of vehicle control and lead to an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles in May, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Ford recall number is 16S18.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, April 26, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 26, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
75,364
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V245000
Component
SUSPENSION

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured January 17, 2014 to May 31, 2014. The affected vehicles may have improperly welded rear suspension toe links that may fracture.
Consequence
A fracture of the rear suspension toe link may result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replaced the rear suspension toe links, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S18.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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