Ford has issued a new recall, affecting multiple models, due to a potential failure in the rear suspension.
The recall covers 211,207 vehicles in the United States, plus another 17,000 in Canada and Mexico combined. Ford says there is a danger of the rear suspension toe link fracturing. The cause of the problem is merely frequent suspension use. If the toe link fractures, drivers can lose control of their car and potentially crash.
The affected vehicles include 2013 to 2018 models of the Ford Flex, Taurus SHO, Taurus police car, and the Lincoln MKT. Ford says there are no known reports of accidents or injuries stemming from the rear toe link issue.
Ford says the fix involves dealers replacing both the right and left rear suspension toe links. The recall notice is not currently on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. However, it will appear soon. Owners of potentially affected vehicles should check back with the NHTSA frequently to find out if their vehicle needs repaired.
Ford has previous recalls related to this same issue. In June 2019, they recalled 1.2 million Explorers due to the rear suspension toe link potentially fracturing.