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Ford Recalls 1.2M Vehicles for Suspension/Steering Failure Issue

A recall is certainly never something that an automotive manufacturer wants to deal with. After all, they spend a lot of money in developing and selling their vehicles. The last thing that they want is to finally have the cash in hand for their efforts, only to find that they have to dish out more for a vehicle that they’re ready sold. However, the ball falls in their court to make sure that they have safe and reliable vehicles for customer safety. It also makes sure that customers keep on coming back.

This month hasn’t been the greatest for recalls as we have seen several roll across the ticker as of late. Just to name a few, we recently have seen news of Ford’s seats moving. In this recall, a faulty install would allow the seats to shift in the event of a sudden stop or crash. Furthermore, General Motors has been recalling vehicles for their braking system failing. Even scarier, this recall takes place in their line of bigger trucks that are harder to stop.

To add to the recall commotion, Ford has also recalled over 1.2 million Ford Explorer SUVs. These SUVs range from the 2011 through 2017 model year. Essentially, Ford tells us that a rear suspension toe link can break if the suspension is involved in a lot of movement. This movement will break the link, potentially leaving the person behind the wheel to have limited steering control. So far, Ford says that they aren’t aware of any injuries but one customer did say that they ran into a curb.

There aren’t many recalls that are exactly budget-friendly. At the end of the day, this is going to be an especially costly one for Ford. They have budgeted about $180 million to fix the problem. That is certainly a pretty penny.