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News Nearly 775,000 Ford Explorer SUVs Recalled for Steering Issues

Nearly 775,000 Ford Explorer SUVs Recalled for Steering Issues

Six alleged injuries have been caused by a loss of steering control in some Ford Explorer SUVs


  • Recalled model years include 2013 to 2017.

  • A ball joint failure may cause an accident.

  • More than 676,000 of the recalled Explorers are in North America.


The Ford Explorer is one of the best-selling SUVs globally. This recall affects many Explorers in China, Europe, South Africa, and other international markets.

The possible issue faced by roughly 775,000 Ford Explorers comes from a failed cross-axis ball joint that could cause a fractured rear suspension toe link, according to Automotive News. Should this happen, a possible loss of steering control could occur and potentially cause an accident.

“Affected vehicles may experience a clunk noise, unusual handling, or a misaligned rear wheel,” Ford said in a statement. “Fracture of a rear toe link significantly diminishes steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.”

So far, there have been six reported and alleged injuries due to this part failing. The recall notice, which will be sent out to Explorer owners on August 16th, will recommend an inspection of the suspension components and a repair should it be deemed necessary.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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