Ford Announces 5 Separate Recalls of 1 Million Vehicles | Automotive News
Ford ended September with a big announcement – but not one she’d prefer to make. In fact, the company has announced five separate new recalls, two of which relate to the rear view camera in vehicles.
We do not have the Canadian figures for some of these campaigns, but not all.
The first is a safety compliance recall and affects 620,246 units, with 12 different 2020 models affected: Ford’s Edge, Escape, Expedition, Explorer, F-150 and Super Duty, Mustang, Ranger and Transit, as good as Lincoln Corsair, MKX and Nautilus.
On these vehicles, the reversing camera circuit board suffers from insufficient electrical conductivity. This problem can cause the resulting image to be blank or distorted, which can increase the risk of collision while saving. Ford will begin advising owners from November 7 to take their vehicles to their dealership to have the backup camera replaced.
The second problem has an impact on the 2020 and 2021 Ford Explorer, Lincoln Corsair and Lincoln Aviator equipped with the 360 degree camera. If you have an Explorer 2021 that only has a regular rear view camera, none of the camera-related reminders affect you. A total of 354,330 models are affected by this campaign.
In the latter case, a video output problem may cause the displayed image to cut off, increasing the risk of accidents during saving. Ford will notify dealers of this issue starting October 7. The solution is an update of the image processing software.
Then the F-250 and F-350 Super Duty are recalled again due to potentially incorrect welds on the front axle wheel end bracket. A faulty weld could affect the steering performance, cause the truck to pull to the left or right, or change the steering sensitivity. There are 9,628 affected trucks in the United States and 961 in Canada. Dealers will replace the axle if faulty welds are found.
The fourth recall concerns 38,005 Mustangs (2020 and newer models) in the United States and 2,873 more in Canada and Mexico. In this case, the brake pedal bracket could break during a sudden stop, which can lower the brake pressure and increase the risk of an accident. The solution is to have the entire brake pedal support replaced by a dealer.
Finally, 126,033 2011-2013 Explorer SUV are recalled due to a potential issue with the suspension height. On certain vehicles, the rear drawbar cross axle ball joint may have been replaced by a ball joint which could seize up. If this happens, there is a risk of the rear suspension tie rod breaking.
Ford is working to determine how many vehicles may be affected and where they are located, but for now that includes explorers that have been registered, previously registered, or sold in 22 states and the District of Columbia: Connecticut, Delaware, 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.
This action is in addition to two other ongoing recall campaigns affecting Explorer. Ford will notify owners by mail beginning November 1.
No word yet on Canada for this latest recall, but we will update this news if any information arrives.