Ford recalls 126,033 Explorers over defective steering control

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Ford Motor Company is recalling 126,033 model year 2011-2013 Explorers that were originally sold, or are currently registered several states in the United States of America.

ConsumerConnect gathered the affected states include Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

The automobile manufacturer said the vehicles may be equipped with a cross-axis ball joint (CABJ) replacement part that could seize and cause a fracture in the outboard section of the rear suspension toe link, agency report said.

According to Ford Motor Company, a rear toe link fracture can result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

In regard to what to do in correcting the error, the company stated that dealers would inspect the affected vehicles for the presence of a CABJ.

If a CABJ of any design is found, the dealer will inspect its tightness and replace the CABJ, knuckle, and/or toe link, as necessary, free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 1, 2021.

Affected vehicle owners may contact Ford Customer Service on (866) 436-7332, and Ford’s number for this recall is 21S43.

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It noted that the panoramic roof glass panel may not have been properly bonded to the vehicle, which could allow it to detach.

A roof panel that separates from a vehicle can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash or injury, Ford stated.

On what to do, the company said that dealers would apply additional urethane adhesive to the recalled vehicles free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed October 27, 2021.

Affected owners may contact Ford Customer Service on (866) 436-7332.

Ford’s number for this recall is 21S42.

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