Ford Motor Co. Issued 3 Recalls on 4 Vehicles Including the 2019 Expedition
On Tuesday, Ford Motor Co. issued three recalls on four vehicles in North America. The vehicles were SUVs built in September and include 2019 Expedition and 2019 Lincoln Navigator SUVs. The recalled was for an issue involving the same component that led Ford to recall more than 1.2 million Explorers in mid-June built between 2010-17. Likely the company has not learned of any accidents or injury associated with the defect.
"In some of the affected vehicles, the rear toe link fastener may not have been properly tightened during assembly. An improperly secured fastener could allow the rear toe link to become disconnected while driving, which could increase the risk of injury or crash," Ford said in a release.
Ford has had issues recently with their manufacturing which has lead to more than a dozen recalls within the past five months, including 2020 model-year vehicles.
Also Tuesday, Ford issued a recall for select 2015-17 Transit vehicles where "the driveshaft flexible coupling may crack with increasing mileage, resulting in driveline noise and vibration. Continued driving with a cracked flexible coupling may cause separation of the driveshaft, resulting in a loss of motive power, or unintended vehicle movement in park without the parking brake applied. In addition, separation of the driveshaft can result in secondary damage to surrounding components, including brake and fuel lines."
Ford noted, "A driveshaft separation may increase the risk of injury or crash."
The recall affects 293,558 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories, 22,960 in Canada and 2,744 in Mexico. These vehicles were built at the Kansas City Assembly Plant between Jan. 17, 2014, and June 15, 2017.
A handful of 2019 Ford Edge vehicles were recalled Tuesday for "seat belt anchor separation" due to an "improperly crimped seat belt pretensioner anchor. In some of the affected vehicles, the driver’s side seat belt assembly may not adequately restrain the occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury."
The company said the recall affects 366 vehicles in the U.S. and 65 in Canada built at Oakville Assembly Plant, Sept. 18-19, 2019.