Ford has announced three safety recalls for Ford and Lincoln vehicles, affecting nearly 850K vehicles worldwide.
The first recall covers certain 2020-2021 Ford F-350 Super Duty vehicles, approximately 34,939 in number, with the 6.7-liter engine and single rear wheel axle. The recall is for a rear axle housing spring seat interface weld issue.
Affected vehicles may experience rear driveline disconnection, causing vibration and/or shaking while driving at highway speeds, and/or shuddering upon acceleration. In the event of a disconnected driveshaft, customers may experience loss of motive power while driving or loss of transmission park function if the parking brake is not applied, increasing the risk of a crash. at present, Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.
The second safety recall is for select 2013-2017 Ford Explorer vehicles that may experience a seized cross-axis ball joint, according to Ford. Approximately 774,696 2013-2017 Ford Explorer vehicles are affected, which may cause a fractured rear suspension toe link. Affected vehicles may experience a clunk noise, unusual handling, or a misaligned rear wheel. Fracture of a rear toe link significantly diminishes steering control, increasing the risk of a crash. Ford is aware of six allegations of injury related to this condition in North America.
The third recall is for select 2020-2021 Lincoln Aviator vehicles equipped with 3.0-liter gas engines for improperly secured battery cable wire harnesses.
The recall covers approximately 40,995 2020-2021 Lincoln Aviator vehicles, which allows contact with the A/C compressor pulley. Over time, the A/C pulley may rub through the wire harness insulation and contact the unfused battery positive (B+) circuit, resulting in a short circuit and potential fire.
Ford is not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires related to this concern.