AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS

Ford Philippines recalls 300 Explorers for suspension issue

Ford Philippines recalls 300 Explorers for suspension issue image

Text: / Photos: Ford | posted May 19, 2016 14:27

Ford Motor Co. issues safety recall on 2014 - 2015 model year Explorers

Ford Group Philippines (FGP) recently announced that they will be recalling select models of the Explorer. Included in the safety recall are 2014 – 2015 model year vehicles that were manufactured between January 17, 2014 and May 31, 2014.

According to the automaker, affected models have improperly welded rear suspension toe links which can become fractured over time. This may result in a loss of steering control, which increases the risk of a crash.

Joseph Anthony C. Ayllon, assistant vice president for communications of FGP, stated that they will have to recall about 300 or so units in the country. He added that notification letters will be sent to the affected owners covered by the safety recall.

The recall is part of Ford Motor Company's safety campaign in North America in which 75, 364 units are affected. In review, all Explorer models sold in the country are 'completely-built units' (CBUs) that were assembled at Ford's Chicago assembly plant.