Millions of Ford cars were summoned, including Explorer and F-150. Four consecutive summons were issued by the American automaker on June 12.
Starting with Explorer with the largest number of summoning vehicles this time. 1.2 million recalled Ford Explorer in the US because of a suspension problem, affecting the ability to control the steering, increasing the risk of collisions, according to the latest Ford announcement. These 28,000 SUVs are also summoned in Canada and Mexico.
Ford said Explore Summon models are produced at Chicago factories during the period from May 17, 2010 to January 25, 2017.
The US automaker said it had not received any casualty reports related to the error. However, there was a case of crashing into the sidewalk when the suspension malfunctioned.
Meanwhile, the 2013 Ford F-150 “super-load” produced in 2013 was also recalled because of a gearbox error. Specifically, the 6-speed automatic transmission may suddenly turn back to No. 1 without warning. In early February, Ford also recalled 1.48 million F-150 cars because of the same error.
“Depending on the speed of the vehicle, the gearbox may move to No. 1 without warning, causing the car to lose control, increase the risk of collisions,” Ford warned. However, the US automaker said it has not received any accident reports related to this error.
Models recalled using 5.0L and 6.2L engines, with engine control module software reprogrammed from the previous recall. The car is manufactured at Dearborn factory during the period from May 7, 2012 to October 27, 2013, and at Kansas City factory from April 18, 2012 to November 18, 2013.
The latest recall concerns 107,000 F-150 pickup trucks in the US and more than 15,000 vehicles in Canada. Ford said he would reprogram the engine control module and align the software accordingly.
In addition to the two popular models, Explorer and F-150, Ford also recalled many other cars in the series, including Econoline (pictured), Taurus, Flex, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT in negligible quantities.