DETROIT: Ford is recalling greater than 375,000 Explorer SUVs within the U.S. and Canada to repair a suspension downside that has prompted 13 crashes.
The recall covers SUVs from the 2013 via 2017 mannequin years constructed at Fords Chicago Meeting Plant from Sept. 4, 2012 to Jan. 25, 2017. They had been offered or registered 22 states and 6 Canadian provinces the place salt is used to clear roads through the winter.
The automaker mentioned Wednesday that in locations the place corrosion is widespread, the rear toe hyperlinks can fracture, decreasing steering management. A toe hyperlink gives extra weight on the rear tires in order that they keep firmly on the bottom.
Six folks have been damage within the crashes, the corporate mentioned.
Sellers will examine the suspension and substitute elements if obligatory. Prospects will likely be notified beginning the week of Nov. 30.
States included within the recall are Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin plus Washington, D.C. Additionally included are the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.
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