It also affects 28,000 Ford Explorers in Canada and one — yes, one — vehicle in Mexico.
More specifically, Ford said the recalled vehicles are select Explorers manufactured at its Chicago assembly plant between May 17, 2010 and January 25, 2017.
Ford said affected Explorers that experience frequent jolting and bouncing to the rear suspension could suffer a fracture to the rear suspension toe link.
“A fracture of a rear toe link significantly diminishes steering control, increasing the risk of a crash,” the automaker said.
Ford added that it wasn’t aware of any reports of injuries related to the condition, though “one customer reported hitting a curb when the toe link broke.”
Dealers will remove and replace left- and right-hand rear suspension toe links with a new forged toe link and align the rear suspension.