Ford is planning to recall more than 375,000 Explorer SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix a suspension problem resulting in 13 crashes.
This action will include SUVs from the 2013 through 2017 model years built at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant from Sept. 4, 2012, to Jan. 25, 2017. They were sold or registered in 22 states and six Canadian provinces where salt is used to clear roads during the winter
The automobile company said that in states where the corrosion is common, the rear toe links could fracture and reduce steering control. A toe link is a link to offer more weight on the rear tires, so they stay firmly on the ground.
As of now, Six people have been injured in the crash.
Dealers will inspect the suspension and replace parts if necessary. Customers will be notified starting the week of Nov. 30.
The company planned to recall SUVs in states including Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin plus Washington, D.C. Also included are the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec.