Ford Recalls 1.3M Vehicles For Suspension, Transmission Issues

Ford Explorer 2016

Ford recalls 1.3M vehicles for suspension, transmission woes

The largest recall affects approximately 1.2 million 2011-17 Ford Explorer models made in the U.S. Vehicles that are exposed to frequent full rear suspension articulation (jounce and rebound) may experience a fractured rear suspension toe link.

The Explorer SUV recall applies to 2011 to 2017 model Explorer models.

One customer reported hitting a curb when the toe link broke.

The company said it was aware of one report of a "crash with minor injuries related to this condition".

Affected vehicles were built in Chicago from May 17, 2010, to January 25, 2017.

Ford is also recalling 123,000 Ford F-150 pickups from 2013 with 6-speed automatic transmissions that could potentially downshift into first gear unintentionally.

Ford is issuing a safety recall for select 2009-16 Ford Econoline vehicles equipped with a 5R110W transmission, 5.4-liter engine, and a school bus or ambulance prep package. A previous software update didn't work.

Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly.

Ford said it will spend about $180 million to fix the problem, which will be done at no cost to the cars' owners.

The Explorer recall will cost Ford an estimated $180 million that will show up in the company's second-quarter results, Ford said in a filing with USA securities regulators.

The company said it continued to expect adjusted earnings before interest and taxes to be higher than in 2018.

Interested in Recalls? Add Recalls as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Recalls news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S17. The company has already recalled 1.5 million of the trucks due to a transmission flaw that could cause the vehicles to downshift to first gear with no warning.

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