Automotive industry – Ford announces recall of 775,000 Explorer SUVs

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The manufacturer said Friday that his 4×4 may have a steering problem. Vehicles built between 2012 and 2017 are affected.

Ford announced on Friday that Explorer SUV models manufactured between 2012 and 2017 may have a manufacturing defect affecting steering control.

REUTERS

U.S. automaker Ford announced on Friday the recall of approximately 775,000 2013-2017 Explorer SUVs that may have a steering problem that has already left six people injured in North America.

Are concerned about 676,152 vehicles in North America, 59,935 in China, 13,162 in Europe, 190 in South America and 25,257 in the rest of the world, details the group in a press release.

They were manufactured between September 2012 and September 2017 at a factory in Chicago, USA, and between January 2013 and July 2017 at a factory in Elabuga, Russia.

On these cars, a part can seize up, causing a thud, unusual handling or a misaligned rear wheel, Ford says. If a connecting piece at the rear of the vehicle ends up breaking, it affects steering control and ultimately increases the risk of an accident, the group adds.

Owners will begin to receive notifications at the end of August and will be called upon to have their cars inspected at dealerships.

(AFP)

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