Ford explorers of 2103-2017 models had a drawback in them that decreased steering control and hence the safety is diminished. Problem is steering is not a light issue with a car and can lead to severe accidents which further even lead to 13 reports of accidents and 6 injuries. Ford notified this update recently and even announced the safety check call for 3,75,000 models of Ford explorers in North America and Canada that will go under the observation check-up and will be rectified.
In the latest news release, Ford said, the problem after the safety recall repair seemed mostly in the area where corrosion is common, that lead to a fracture in the outboard section of the rear suspensions which reduces the control over the steering and can result in a collision. The company again highlighted that they are aware that misfortunes already happened and will fix this problem.
This recall includes 3,75,000 models from the USA and 25,000 from Canada. Company has stated that all the models that were manufactured at Chicago Assembly Plant from 2012 to 2017 will go under torque inspection of the cross ball joint by Ford dealers and replace it as necessary for the owners. Ford is stepping more into a customer-oriented service.
Ford has covered other safety checks in the recall within the past 60 days which are related to fire risk, back up cameras and pressure monitoring. The camera problem has been seen in many cars where the complaint is that the camera suddenly goes dark that results in the hindrance in the vision. Ford Explorer 2020 series along with Mustang, Transit, Escape, Edge, Expedition, Ranger etc has encountered this problem. Ford self-accepted their poor electric connection to be the reason for problems.
The company has stated its flaws in the documents that are posted by the U.S. government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The CEO of Ford Jim Farley told industry analysts after Ford’s impressive third quarter that Ford still has to go long in improving the quality of products and cut off from the expenses of the manufacturing facilities. Jim Farley raised the issue earlier as keeping it as a priority after he took over the designation of the CEO.