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Recall 19V435000

Rear Suspension Toe Link Fractures

Recall Details

The toe links of the rear suspension may fracture due to stress on the rear suspension. Dealers will replace the rear suspension toe links free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The rear suspension toe links of the vehicle may fracture due to stress on the rear suspension. This can result in a change in vehicle handling, loss of vehicle control and an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in June, 2019. 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 incomplete 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 19S17.

Suspension & Steering, June 10, 2019

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 10, 2019
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,194,173
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
19V435000
Component
SUSPENSION
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Explorer vehicles. The rear suspension toe links may fracture due to stress on the rear suspension.
Consequence
A fractured rear toe link will cause a sudden change in vehicle handling and increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear suspension toe links, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 24, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S17.
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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