Both automakers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have the power to issue recall orders on vehicles. Many times, manufacturers will issue their own recalls long before the NHTSA has to force a recall. However, at times, the NHTSA must get involved. Some of the more infamous recalls lately have included recalls surrounding defective airbags, recalls regarding engines that may catch fire, and recalls regarding unintentional acceleration. Most of the time, recalls aren’t associated with a critical safety defect, but when they are, it is imperative that owners get the recalled vehicle to a dealership for repairs as soon as possible.
Fox 5 Atlanta reports on Ford recalling 1.3 million Explorer and F-150 vehicles for safety issues.
The recall that has been issued by Ford includes 1.3 million vehicles and covers Explorers, F-150s, and Econoline models made over the past decade.
With the Explorers that are included in the recall, owners may experience an issue with steering control stemming from an issue with rear suspension. So far, Ford has only had one crash associated with the issue and no injuries were reported.
Ford is also recalling select 2013 F-150s with 6-speed automatic transmissions. These trucks have a calibration issue in the transmission.
Econolines in model years 2009-2016 with a 5.4-liter engine are also being recalled. The recall has to do with an issue that is causing the vehicle to lose power, specifically when trying to accelerate from a full stop.
Dealers will begin notifying owners of the recalls and will replace the faulty parts for free.
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