Ford has issued a recall, affecting over 15,000 vehicles in Canada, because of a defect in the rear toe link that could cause it to crack or break.
Date of recall: February 12, 2020
This recall is specific to the 2013-18 Flex, Taurus Police Interceptor, Taurus with the SHO Performance Pack and Lincoln MKT. It affects 15,281 vehicles in Canada, plus another 221,207 in the United States.
Driving the affected vehicles, especially over bumpy roads or rougher terrain can lead to wear and tear on the rear toe link. This is part of the rear suspension system, and it could fracture under the repeated strain, increasing the risk of a crash while driving.
The 2013-18 Lincoln MKT SUVs were built at the company's Oakville, ON assembly plant from Sept. 12, 2011 to June 1, 2017. The 2013-2018 Ford Taurus with the SHO Performance Pack and Taurus Police Interceptors built at the Chicago assembly plant from Aug. 25, 2011 to June 1, 2017.
Ford hasn’t reported any accidents or injuries related to the defect.
Dealers will remove the left and right rear suspension toe links and replace them with new forged toe links. The replacement and repair will be done free of charge.
Ford will notify affected owners by mail with instructions on taking their vehicle to a dealer for repair.
Enter your VIN at this link to learn more about this recall and find out if there are other Service Actions related to your vehicle.
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