Ford issued new recalls last week for the following five vehicles:
F-150, EXPEDITION, EXPLORER, MUSTANG and LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
On April 27, 2016, Ford Motor Company released a recall impacting 81,000 SUVs for a suspension defect. They also noted a recall for a transmission issue impacting approximately 202,000 pickup trucks. Three smaller recalls were also issued.
SUSPENSION ISSUE – SUVs
The suspension defect impacts 2014-2015 Ford Explorer SUVs as well as Ford Police Interceptor SUVs. Ford found that the vehicles rear suspension toe links could fracture due to a welding defect. This would then result in a loss of steering.
TRANSMISSION – SUVs and TRUCKS
Ford found that a speed sensor in the transmission that causes the system to downshift into first gear can malfunction resulting in the system downshifting into first gear suddenly. This recall impacts the 6R80 transmission models on certain vehicles 2011-12 Ford F-150, the 2012 Ford Expedition, Ford Mustangs built in Michigan from Aug. 19, 2011, through Feb. 21, 2012, and 2012 Lincoln Navigators built in Kentucky from Aug. 19, 2011, through Dec. 17, 2011.
ADDITIONAL FORD RECALLS
Ford also issued the following smaller recalls:
Possible tire damage from a conveyor during manufacturing for the 2016 Ford F-Series Super Duty. This impacts 2,600 units.
199 units of the 2007 – 2012 Ford Flex, Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Mercury Sable are impacted by a recall to resolve driver-side air bag module issues.
40 vehicles of the 2016 Ford Fusion have a river-side seat mountain bracket welding that needs to be replaced.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?
Please visit www.safecar.gov. There you can enter your vehicle information to determine if your vehicle has any open recalls. This site will also allow you to sign up for Recall Alerts. If you do have open recalls on your vehicle please contact your dealer to determine how they can be repaired.
We at Rose Consumer Law are committed to keeping you informed. We want to be sure that consumers are protected. If your vehicle has been down for repairs for this or other defect contact us for a free consultation. Compensation may be available if your vehicle has been down at the dealer for multiple repairs or for an excessive number of days.