- Ford is recalling 211,000 vehicles in the U.S., including the 2013–2018 Flex, due to the potential of the rear suspension toe link fracturing.
- The fix involves replacing both the left and right rear suspension toe links.
- Ford has recalled other vehicles in the past for issues with the rear toe link.
Ford has issued a recall for 211,207 vehicles in the United States and another 17,000 in Canada and Mexico, saying there's a possibility of the rear suspension toe link fracturing as a result of frequent suspension use. A fracturing of the rear toe link can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicle leading to a crash.
The recall affects the 2013 to 2018 Flex, Taurus SHO, Taurus police car, and Lincoln MKT. Ford says that it isn’t aware of any accidents or injuries resulting from a failure of the rear toe link, a part of the vehicle that keeps the rear wheels pointed in the correct direction.
The fix for the recall involves the dealer replacing the original right and left rear suspension toe links with new ones. The recall is not yet on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, but owners of vehicles potentially involved should be able to find more information soon on NHTSA's recalls website.
This isn’t the first time that Ford has had to issue a recall for this issue. Last June, Ford issued a recall for 1.2 million 2011–2017 Explorers because the rear suspension toe link could fracture.
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